Creative Kick-Start

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!  (2017-2018 Application due October 20th).
  4. Present your project at College of Engineering 16th Annual Research Open House in early April.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2016-2017 Kick-Start Awards! 


Makerbots Electronic Shop







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.