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Date / Time Title Location Info
Thursday, September 09
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.
Friday, September 10
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
BYU College of Engineering New Student Retreat 2021
Tuesday, September 21
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.
Tuesday, September 28
5:00 PM
College of Engineering Fall Kick Off with Sydne Jacques
Thursday, November 11
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SIOY Speed Mentoring (Mentor Alliance) TBA 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. 
Wednesday, January 12
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SIOY Intellectual Property Info Session TBA Learn basics of protecting your innovative ideas from an IP pro and resources available on campus to help you.
Wednesday, February 16
SIOY Showcase EB Event Space and CB step-down lounge This preliminary judging competition determines the seven teams that will advance to the Finals competition. Use your refined 4-minute pitch to highlight what makes your product innovative, the engineering work involved, and its impact to judges, students, and visitors. Four Showcase Honorable Mentions and a Crowd Favorite will win $500 each. Teams who don't advance to the Finals are eligible to compete in SIOY a subsequent year. 
Friday, February 18
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 02
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SIOY Final Competition TBA 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.