Student Innovation Celebration 2017

This year's Student Innovation Celebration will run from March 28th to April 12th and offers eight events showcasing the wide range of research and innovation initiatives being undertaken by undergraduate and graduate students here at Florida State.

March 28, 2017

17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium & Opening Celebration

9:30 am - 4:15 pm, Oglesby Union Ballrooms

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual showcase for undergraduate student researchers to present their work to the university community. The symposium is an interdisciplinary event that showcases research and creative activities from across campus. Hundreds of student researchers, including those from the FSU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), present their work as poster presentations. This symposium kicks off the two-week Student Innovation Celebration.

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March 29, 2017

Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship Spring Expo

9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Landis Green

The Spring Entrepreneurship Expo is an opportunity for any FSU student to showcase, sell and promote their business and products on campus.

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March 31, 2017


2:00-6:00 pm, Turnbull Conference Center

TEDxFSU explores the ideas of FSU people: students, faculty, and alumni. This year presenters will examine ideas centered around the theme of “Grey Areas” — the spaces where boundaries are blurred and opposite poles touch. in one afternoon, TEDxFSU will spread FSU ideas from art, science, culture — and all the areas in between. TEDxFSU is student run and advance tickets are available for free.

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ACC Inventure Prize Finals

8:00-9:00 pm, Televised on WFSU TV

They’ve gone head to head on the field, and now the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best entrepreneurs battle it out Shark Tank-style. Each university has set out to find their very best students to compete against other ACC schools in the second annual ACC InVenture Prize innovation competition. Cheer on FSU during this live televised event from Georgia Tech on WFSU TV.

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April 2, 2017

ACC Meeting of the Minds

Duke University

Undergraduate students across all 15 ACC universities are involved in a variety of projects that provide unique contributions to research and creativity across a broad spectrum of fields. The annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference has become an opportunity for universities in the ACC to highlight the diversity of scholarly engagements undertaken by undergraduates and for students to share their work with peers across the ACC.

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April 6, 2017

Torch the Green - A Flashmob for Innovation

2:00-4:00 pm, Landis Green

Celebrating FSU as a center for technological innovation by transforming FSU’s iconic Landis Green into the world’s largest FSU Torch by encouraging more than a thousand students from across campus to join President Thrasher on Landis Green, and form the shape of a Giant Torch of Innovation — a flash mob to Torch the Green!

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April 11, 2017

WIMSE Symposium

Cawthon Hall

The Women in Math, Science & Engineering Program is a living-learning community housed in Cawthon Hall at FSU. WIMSE is committed to the success of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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April 12, 2017

DIGITECH, Sharktank, and Closing Celebration

12:00-5:00pm, Turnbull Conference Center

Students innovating with technology! DIGITECH features dozens of interactive, innovative student and department exhibits: robots, apps, artistic creations, engineering wonders, tech start-ups, all types of innovations. Participating students compete for the coveted crystal DIGITECH trophies. Creative digital music performances, $1000 Shark Tank business pitch competition, T-shirt and prize give-aways for all! DIGITECH concludes with a party celebration the conclusion of the two-week Student Innovation Celebration.

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