Students love competitions - it gives them motivation--and, perhaps more importantly, a deadline to work towards. We welcome industry involvement in student competitions.
There are lots of ways industry can sponsor a competition:
- Give students one of YOUR problems to work on--you may get some creative solutions in exchange for a very modest investment.
- Provide financial resources that will help a student team take a great idea and make it a reality.
- Offer a "recruitment" oriented incentive, such as an internship or company visit, as the prize.
Your competition can be a one-time event, or a multi-year effort designed to increase student knowledge of your company, which may ultimately lead to future employees. We'll help with on-campus advertising and outreach, etc.
If you're interested in sponsoring a competition, contact Jim Gaston, Director of the Smart Home.