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Tuesday, September 12
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 16
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!
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, November 01
11:59 PM
SIOY Application & Funding Deadline Applications currently open— apply now! Your team can receive up to $400 in funding to prototype your project. To request funding, follow directions on the SIOY application. Questions? Email Submitted applications are reviewed weekly until the application deadline.
Thursday, November 30
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
SIOY Speed Mentoring (Mentor Alliance) Clyde Building (CB) Step-down Lounge 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. 
Tuesday, February 13
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. Students, faculty, and the public are invited to attend this fair-style event.
Thursday, February 15
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.
Thursday, February 29
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.  Those that attend will get free pizza and have a chance to win awesome prizes!