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Date / Time Title Location Info
Thursday, 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 14
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BYU College of Engineering New Student Retreat 2024 Provo Canyon Take a break from classes to enjoy good food, connect with students and professors, and participate in team-building activities! Sign up today!
Thursday, October 10
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Recognize and Reduce Unconscious Bias EB Event Space Thrive on any team! Understand what unconscious bias is, how it can impact you, and how to reduce it.
Thursday, October 24
4:00 PM - 5:00 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.
Friday, 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 sioy@byu.edu. Submitted applications are reviewed weekly until the application deadline.
Wednesday, November 06
4:00 PM - 5:00 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 21
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
SIOY Speed Mentoring (Mentor Alliance) EB Event Space and 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. 
Thursday, December 05
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Leverage Your Strengths EB Event Space Discover your top 5 strengths in a pre-event assessment and learn how to use and develop your strengths at the workshop! RSVP and CliftonStrengths assessment ($13) required to attend.
Tuesday, January 14
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Creating Collaborative Environments EB Event Space Improve your communication style to reach team goals and inspire your team members to do the same!
Tuesday, February 11
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SIOY Showcase EB Event Space and CB step-down lounge Showcase is the heart of the Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition where students from across campus share their innovations and receive valuable feedback from the public and industry professionals. This event serves as the preliminary judging competition to determine the teams that will advance to the SIOY Finals competition. You are invited to attend this fair-style event, vote for the Crowd Favorite, and enter to win Apple AirPods Pro!
Thursday, February 27
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SIOY Final Competition EB Event Space The 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!
Thursday, March 27
4:00 PM
Leadership Workshop: Crucial Conversations EB Event Space Learn to talk candidly and effectively about problems in teams and in your personal life. Pita Pit provided for attendees. RSVP required.