Start the Trend Challenge

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NEF Gen came to Miami University for a 2015 Engineers Week event. NEF Generation (a branch of National Engineering Forum specifically targeting the next generation of engineers) partnered with the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute students at Miami University to host an innovation challenge.

Start the Trend: The Change Begins With You was a brand new one-day event that took place on February 21, 2015 and was designed to get student teams involved in developing ideas that will effect real change in the engineering culture. Teams of 3-5 focused on women and diversity in engineering or engagement and retention of college-aged students in engineering. All majors were invited to participate.

Engineers Week is a success every year and this challenge fostered more innovation and creativity than ever before!

 Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute students created a video about why they are doing the START THE TREND innovation challenge.

Boy looking at welcome packet
Team huddle in Idea Kitchen

Students looking at computers
Girl looking at post-it notes

Students giving presentation
Team of students