Creative Kick-Start

Photography by Tim Schoon

Photography by Tim Schoon

Makerbots Electronic Shop


Have a project you want to make a reality? The Kick-Starts is a program developed by the Engineering Library & the Engineering Technology Centers for engineering student (undergraduate and graduate) to submit a proposal to receive funding for prototyping/finishing their projects using the services offered through the Creative SpaceEngineering Electronic Shop & Machine Shop.  We have giving out 10 rewards for $500 which they must use in the Electronics and/or Machine shops.

What to Do? 

  1. Think of an idea!  Student Information
  2. Identify a faculty or staff sponsor! Sponsor Information
  3. Fill out the Application!  (2016-2017 Application is Closed).
  4. Present your project at College of Engineering 15th Annual Research Open House on April 6th.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Kick-Start Awards! 


The funds for this project are generously provided by the Engineering Technology Centers.

Application Review Committee is Lynn Allendorf (Director, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center), Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library), Spencer Stumpf (Inventions Manager,  UI Research Foundation), and Danny Tang (Chief Technology Officer, College of Engineering).

The creative kick-starts are derived from the concept created by Adobe Kickbox & remixed by Elon University Kickbox.