May 2018
In this Issue:
  • Center for Entrepreneurship announces Shocker New Venture Competition 2018 Award Winners
  • Attend Grow with Google May 30
  • Register for May 23 Regional Economic Diversification Summit
  • Biomedical engineering student wins prestigious graduate research fellowship
  • The Original Pizza Hut Museum opens on campus
  • Upcoming Events
Center for Entrepreneurship announces Shocker New Venture Competition 2018 Award Winners
After two months of dedication, six teams advanced to the final round of the Shocker New Venture Competition on Friday, April 27, at Wichita State University. The competition, hosted by Wichita State's Center for Entrepreneurship, serves as an opportunity for college students from across the state to take key steps in developing and launching a new business venture. The 2018 Shocker New Venture Competition winners are:
  • 1st place: Prenatal Hope
  • 2nd place: AdviseMe
  • 3rd place: Nervii
  • 4th place: Cy5
  • People's Choice Award: Deep Blue
  • Directors Award for Trade Show Excellence: Heart-to-Heart
  • Healthcare Innovation Award: Prenatal Hope

Attend Grow with Google May 30
Join Google on Wednesday May 30 at the Wichita State University Hughes Metroplex for free workshops to help you grow your skills, career, or business.
Workshops include:
  •  Get Started with Code
  • Reach Customers Online with Google
  • Get Started with Email, Spreadsheets, and Presentations
Register for May 23 Regional Economic Diversification Summit
Multisector Collaboration Supporting Sustained Economic Growth for America’s Communities
Wednesday, May 23, 8-4 p.m.
Wichita State University
Experiential Engineering Building

This Regional Economic Diversification Summit will focus on four topic areas: Workforce Development, Innovation/Knowledge Transfer, Broadband Development and Trade/Export Development; pulling in priorities identified in the Blueprint for Economic Growth (BREG), the Regional Economic Area Prosperity Plan (REAP) and the SCKEDD 2012 CEDS.
Biomedical engineering student wins prestigious graduate research fellowship
Jacob Griffith, a WSU biomedical engineering graduate, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship will support his pursuit of graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in a STEM field. Griffith plans to seek a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Wichita State. He was chosen as one of 2,000 in a national competition that drew more than 12,000 applicants.

The Original Pizza Hut Museum opens on campus
The Original Pizza Hut on the Wichita State University campus recently reopened to the public as a museum. The building, located on the Innovation Campus development across from Eck Stadium, is open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday and Friday and noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. It includes items such as early news articles and pizza-serving tools, the original Pizza Hut sauce recipe written on a napkin and various Pizza Hut logo and promotional from throughout history. Items in the museum will rotate on a regular basis. Museum exhibits were developed by the public history department. The museum is curated by WSU students. Learn more… http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=pizzahutmuseum  
Upcoming Events:
May 30 | Grow with Google

Visit our website for additional events and information.
Shocker Innovation Corps
Student STEM projects, ideas eligible for $2,150 from Shocker Innovation Corps.
GoCreate, A Koch Collaborative
GoCreate is a premier makerspace open to creators of all ages and experiences.