More than 30 students gathered to hear stories and experiences from recent ETIM alumni working in industry. They sought advice on getting a job, changing careers, finding the best path, and being comfortable with uncertainty. ETIM graduates emphasized that they have to be willing to take risks and draw from various experiences to solve problems they've never encountered before.
10.24.18 | Incoming Student wins exhibition pitch award
Incoming ETIM student and James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow, Kwaku Jyamfi (CEE/ETIM dual degree), has won the exhibiton pitch at the 2018 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference. The Trans Tech exhibition pitch allowed energy-oriented companies who were not in the final heat a chance to pitch their idea in front of investors in 4 minutes or less.
Jyamfi pitched a solution to a problem that 1.2 billion people across the world face: energy insecurity. Many communities don’t have access to electricity produced by technology, yet, they have means of producing energy using local natural resources, like agricultural waste.
"Farm to Flame", the startup Jyamfi co-founded with Will McKnight at Syracuse University this year, is developing a feasible solution for those who have agricultural waste abundant enough to generate electricity. Farm to Flame is giving larger scale farmers a means of profiting off waste by bringing electricity to a population without.
Each summer, ETIM students compete for the best photo of their internship.
The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million prize competition that incentivizes innovators to discover, research, iterate and deliver new solar solutions to market. The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon has recently been named a "connector" within the American-Made Network and is supporting several Carnegie Mellon faculty members in this competition, including a project from Chemical Engineering Professor B. Erik Ydstie about solar cell production.
A team of student research assistants have been working with Ydstie and ETIM student Anant Vikram Singh led the commercialization team in identifying financial advantages and competing technologies.
RistCall, a next-generation call bell system for nurses founded by ETIM alumni Srinath Vaddepally, is one of eight finalists selected to present at the First Coast challenge Innovators Investor Pitch competition on September 6. The First Coast Innovator’s Gathering is a newelement of RESI Boston that allows tech startups based in the Northeast to increase visibility with potential global investors and strategic partners. Investors will ask questions and provide feedback to presenting startups.
RoadBotics, a Robotics Institute spinoff, uses smartphone and artificial intelligence technology to monitor the condition of concrete and asphalt surfaces, received the Overall Greatest Impact award in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Innovation Contest. Robotics was co-founded by ETIM professor Mark Desantis.
5.20.18 | Outstanding ETIM Internship Presentation Award Winner
Siri Maley was selected for the 2017 “Outstanding ETIM Internship Presentation Award”, which honors the memory of ETIM alumnus Raunaq Gandhok.
The award is named for an ETIM student who died in a tragic automobile accident in 2013. The award winner’s name is inscribed on a plaque displayed in our ETIM space, which includes a quote from Raunaq’s own internship report. He wrote, “ It is advisable to have an open mind…the beauty of it is to get exposed to different technologies and businesses all along the way.”
Siri was selected as a Doolittle Scholar employed by the Air Force Research Lab at Eglin Air Force Base.
A pair of autonomous robots developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute will soon be driving through miles of pipes at the U.S. Department of Energy's former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio, to identify uranium deposits on pipe walls. The team includes ETIM student Siri Maley (below, left).
Jonathan Dyer, ETIM ’18 and Mech E ‘19 Dual Degree student, competed with his team in Build18 Hackathon and won “First Penguin,” an award that goes to the best project among first-time builders.
ETIM and Language Technologies Institute student Juncheng (Billy) Li is one of two inaugural recipients of Bosch SCS Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellows' research will strengthen Bosch's capabilities in human-machine interaction (HMI) technologies, and will be performed in close coordination with the Bosch Research and Technology Center's Pittsburgh office.