2015 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo

Student expo

The registration for the 2015 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is now open! You can enroll to participate here. The registration closes Friday, Feb. 27, and there is a cap at 750 presenters.

WHO: Any student, undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postdoctoral fellows on the Athens and regional campuses can participate.

WHAT: There is a lot of flexibility. Posters, exhibits, performances, films, and different formats are welcome.

WHEN: Thursday April 9th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

WHERE: In the Convocation Center

There are awards given in each category: first prize receives $200 and second prize receives $100. There can only be 12 presentations in each category which is decided by discipline.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the President and the University Libraries. For more information click here.


American Dream Seekers Entrepreneurship Competition

American Dream Seekers


The creators of American Dream Seekers are once again on a quest to discover the next generation of successful entrepreneurs, inventors, creators and innovators.

Round one opens for this competition on February 1st!

Apply for your chance to be 1 of 50 Semi-Finalists from all over the world that can present their business idea, product or service in the semifinal rounds. From the semi finals, 5 finalists will be selected to present for a live audience and a panel of judges including investors, venture capitalists, business professionals and serial entrepreneurs that are looking for investments. This competition can give you the opportunity to attract people to invest in your dreams.

Last year $100,000 was committed on stage during the finals.

Interested? You can apply on February 1, 2015. For more information on American Dream Seekers, follow this link.

Ohio University Consulting Fellows Update


The Ohio University Consulting Fellow seniors Kathryn McDermott, Hayden Humphrey, Nicholas Ferrara, Kailey Copelin, and Nicole Byrne, went on a four-day trip to Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California in early January. Dr. Luke Pittaway and Jen Simon went with the Senior Fellows on this trip, and David Pidwell helped them plan the trip. The group left Ohio on Tuesday and arrived safely in San Jose by that evening. The next day the group went with David Pidwell on various company visits, starting with Xactly Corp. in the morning, meeting with the CEO and OU alumni that work there. The group then went to Apple headquarters to meet with three OU alumni that work in various departments for the company. After that, everyone got to enjoy lunch with Google employees and go on a tour of Googleplex. From there they traveled to Facebook HQ for a tour and to learn more about working there. The group ended the day at David Pidwell’s home for a nice dinner with Mike Folgner, a serial entrepreneur, as well as Dean Hugh Sherman and Jess Steel.IMG_0339

The next day the Fellows spent in San Francisco going on company visits to Twitter and Zynga, meeting with OU alum and learning more about the company work life. On Thursday evening Jess Steel planned a networking event with multiple OU alum that live in the area so that the Senior Fellows could meet with them and hear about their stories and adventures to California. The following day the group wrapped up with a networking and breakfast event at Ernst & Young, spent some time exploring the area, and then got on a late flight back to Ohio. Overall, the trip was an amazing experience, the Senior Fellows were able to network with a variety of people and OU alumni, see some amazing company headquarters, and learn a lot about the area and post-grad life.

OU Entrepreneurs Open House TONIGHT

Have you thought about starting your own business? Do you have an idea but don’t know what to do next? Can you see yourself being a key part of a startup, even if you don’t have an idea yourself? Are you craving being around entrepreneurial-minded people?

Let Ohio University Entrepreneurs be the next piece to your puzzle!

OUE connects students to resources and educates members in efforts to launch student startups.


There will be an open house in BENTLY 021 AT 7:00PM where you can stop by to learn more about our organization (and chow on some pizza).

If you’re interested in being a part of OUE and can’t make it, contact Alex Harshaw at ah953811@ohio.edu.

We look forward to helping your thoughts become reality.

See you tonight!

LAST CALL: Student Invention Competition closes Jan. 30th!

The 2015 Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize CompetitionLemelson ends on January 30th. Do you have an inventive solution for the following competition categories?

Your invention could win up to $15,000!

Contact Marlena Love (marlenam@mit.edu), the awards program officer, with any questions.