Competitions.

2014 Spring Competition – App Competition 

COMPETITION APPLICATION FORM:  Click Here!

In collaboration with the newly minted TCU App Club, ideas for Apps of any sort are being solicited. An interest in learning/participating in App programming is a plus! Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to talk to Dr. Eric Simanek (e.simanek@tcu.edu) to craft an entry that does not compromise intellectual property as well as to obtain additional details about the entry process. Entries are due on April 4th.
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Background:

Ideas arrive at the IdeaFactory through two primary conduits.  They are shaped through discussions with students, staff and/or faculty on an ad hoc basis (usually over coffee!), or they are entered in an IdeaFactory competition.  One competition is typically run every semester.  Each competition has a theme, although any idea submitted qualifies.  Finalists are chosen to present their ideas in an informal setting to a panel at the end of the term.  Qualifying winners meet with mentors in subsequent semester(s) to advance the idea to a prototype.

Competition forms are available by contacting IdeaFactory and include a short description of the effort and a disclosure of invention form.

Previous themes include:

2013 Fall Competition – Apps for Education

2013 Spring Competition – Open Competition

2012 Fall Competition – Science Education and Fashion Design

2012 Spring Competition – The Intersection of Science Education and Human Health

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About TCU Idea Factory

The TCU IdeaFactory is an educational initiative from the College of Science and Engineering aimed at providing TCU undergraduates out-of-the-box experiences in creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Contact Us

Eric Simanek, 817-257-5355
e.simanek@tcu.edu

Cedric James , 817-257-4913
c.o.james@tcu.edu