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Date / Time Title Location Info
Wednesday, September 07
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SIOY Kickoff EB Event Space Kick-off your Student Innovator of the Year competition experience. Learn how to receive up to $400 to prototype your idea and how to join the process that will increase your technical and professional development and give you a chance to win part of 50k in total prize money. Network with fellow innovators.
Saturday, September 17
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BE Together New Student Retreat South Fork Park Take a break from classes to enjoy good food, connect with students and professors, and participate in team-building activities!
Tuesday, September 27
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SIOY Ideathon EB Event Space Come present your innovative idea to your peers. Practice your presentation skills and get positive and constructive feedback about your idea. Click on event title to sign up to present.
Tuesday, October 04
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Recognize and Reduce Unconscious Bias EB Event Space Learn how to thrive in any team or environment by understanding what unconscious bias is, how it can impact you, and how to reduce it.
Wednesday, October 12
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
International Fair EB Event Space Explore programs and find your study abroad!
Wednesday, October 26
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SIOY Intellectual Property Info Session EB Event Space Learn from an IP pro the basics of protecting your innovative ideas and the resources available on campus to help you.
Tuesday, November 01
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Becoming an Expert Problem Solver EB Event Space Recruiters hire engineers to be problem solvers. Learn attributes of excellent problem solvers and boost your skills!
Thursday, November 17
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SIOY Speed Mentoring (Mentor Alliance) Engineering Building (EB) - 1st Floor and Hardware Proving Grounds Be mentored by BYU College of Engineering alumni and other industry professionals. Deliver your idea or product pitch, answer questions, and receive high-quality feedback from the mentors. You may just find a mentor for your team for the duration of SIOY and beyond. 
Thursday, December 01
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Leverage Your Strengths EB Event Space Certified coaches teach how to use and develop your natural strengths to become the best version of yourself.
Thursday, January 12
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Creating Collaborative Environments EB Event Space Learn and practice communication skills to enhance collaboration and team effectiveness.
Wednesday, February 15
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SIOY Showcase EB Event Space This preliminary judging competition determines the seven teams that will advance to the Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) Finals competition. The public is invited to listen to refined 4-minute pitches from teams before they present to judges.
Friday, February 17
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
SIOY Finalist Mentoring Engineering Building (EB) Mandatory - Prior to the final event, each finalist team will be coached by a private mentor in the development of their short presentation. This presentation coaching will focus on including all aspects of the judging rubric while being engaging and entertaining.
Wednesday, March 01
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SIOY Final Competition EB Event Space The seven finalist teams will give their presentation to judges in front of a large crowd.  Each finalist team will receive $4,000 just for competing in the final event. Finals competition winners will receive additional cash awards of 1st place- $8,000, 2nd place - $6,000, 3rd place - $4,000, and Crowd Favorite - $2,000.  
Tuesday, March 28
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Crucial Conversations EB Event Space All teams face problems. Successful teams candidly discuss and resolve them. Learn proven principles to handle difficult conversations.