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 has closed. ).
  4. Present your project at College of Engineering 16th Annual Research Open House on April 12, 2018


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017-2018 Kick-Start Awards! 


Makerbots Electronic Shop







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

Application Review Committee is Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library),  Jeff Nock (Entrepreneur in Residence/Lecturer, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center), 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.