rethinking water in the age of climate change
These E-Teams are part of a new generation of ventures that are rethinking how society uses, manages, and protects water in the age of climate change.
from cast-off to startup: using the waste stream in the classroom
Universities are not merely places for learning about the problems created by our waste stream—they are places for demonstrating real-world solutions.
using engineering design to solve global health issues: q&a with Ann Saterbak from Duke University
Ann Saterbak from Duke University shares her teaching perspectives on helping students use engineering design to tackle global health challenges.
preventing the spread of germs on public transportation: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising
Wyatt Dike of E-Team, VertX Advertising, is developing antimicrobial coatings for use in public transportation that double as advertising space.
why science matters and how government can amplify its impact
The Day One initiative focuses on opportunities for the science and tech community to inform nonpartisan agenda-setting on critical issues in the US.
navigating the rules and risks of startup crowdfunding
We highlight what crowdfunding is and what startups need to know before jumping into high-stakes opportunities, which can spell trouble down the line.
celebrating 10 women redefining the face of invention
In honor of National Inventors’ Day, we’re showcasing 10 women innovators we’ve supported to motivate and inspire tomorrow’s female inventors.
integrating design thinking into STEM curriculum: q&a with Nancy Ruzycki from University of Florida
Nancy Ruzycki from University of Florida believes that design thinking contributes to building students’ entrepreneurial mindset.
reducing grid reliance: q&a with Doris Marie Candelaria from e-team, INSU Health Design
Doris Marie Candelaria of E-Team, INSU Health Design, has learned to be open to feedback and understand different perspectives on the team’s innovation.
how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap
As more technology transfer offices work to close the gender engagement gap, we outline some best practices to help administrators enhance their efforts.
7 points to help startups write a winning grant application
If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are several ways to ensure that your grant application stands out from the competition—and receives funding.
instilling grit in tomorrow’s inventor-entrepreneurs: q&a with Soyoung Kang from University of Washington
Soyoung Kang from the University of Washington encourages her students to experience failure in order to gain perseverance and grit.
perfecting surgical simulations: q&A with hannah eherenfeldt from e-team, ReSuture
ReSuture is developing a material for use in surgical simulations for future surgeons to learn complex procedures before operating on a patient.
grant money and contracts: which is right for your venture?
Grant money and contracts can offer early-stage innovators with many benefits, but how do you determine which funding source is right for your venture?
Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum
Jeremy Faludi’s Tools for Design and Sustainability includes a guide to teaching green principles in innovation and entrepreneurship courses.
integrating the customer discovery process into prototyping: q&a with Jin Montclare from New York University
This month’s faculty spotlight is Jin Montclare, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Tardon School of Engineering at NYU.
reducing the spread of tuberculosis: q&a with bonolo mathekga of e-team, drizzle
Bonolo Mathekga of drizzle developed a device that can be used in low-resourced regions to diagnose tuberculosis in individuals.