For many here in Hoboken, Stevens Institute of Technology may as well be our own little Castle Frankenstein—we have absolutely no idea what the heck is going on up there.
This Wednesday, they’ll pull back the veil, as the Stevens Innovation Expo provides an opportunity for students and faculty to showcase their work.
The day begins with an address on how regulations impact innovations and entrepreneurship, from venture capitalist Dr. Winslow Sargeant, the former Chief Counsel for Advocacy in the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.
“The role of a university education continues to expand: From the ivory tower to innovation and entrepreneurship, this makes it the bedrock of our society,” says Dr. Sargeant.
Additional lectures will discuss “Overview of Stevens Institute of Technology Research Initiatives,” plus “Preparing for the Next Sandy” and “Resilient Coastal Cities: The Magnitude and the Future”—all topics of interest not only to Stevens but to the Hoboken community at large.
Following the presentations, students will show off their design projects—ranging from the serious to the sublime; some of the more colorful offerings include a gluten-free corn puff and a device that automatically launches tennis balls allowing dogs to play fetch without the direct interaction of their owner. The event aims to expose graduating seniors to the experience of turning their senior project into an actual startup.
Interested parties are invited to CLICK HERE for registration info.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — Lecture at 9:45 a.m. DeBaun Auditorium
Senior Projects Expo at 1:30 p.m. throughout campus (Walker Gymnasium, Davidson Laboratory, and Griffith Building)