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2014-03-18 08:20:53

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance hosts Open Minds where student entrepreneurs will showcase life-changing biomedical, environmental and transportation technology solutions. SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), an education network that cultivates revolutionary ideas and life-changing inventions, will host its 18th annual Open Minds showcase of student invention and innovation in...

2011-07-26 09:08:19

Undergraduate engineering students and faculty will benefit from resources to spark innovation and entrepreneurship The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $10 million grant over five years to launch a national center based at Stanford University for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering. Directed by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford's School of Engineering, the new national center addresses the critical need...

2011-07-26 00:00:28

Next generation of engineers will combine innovation and entrepreneurial know-how with technical skills to power the nation's growth. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to launch a national center for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, based at Stanford University. Directed by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford's School of Engineering, the...

2011-03-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) will host its annual Open Minds showcase of student innovation (formerly March Madness for the Mind) in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (NMAH). The public event, held in partnership with the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, is an opportunity for the nation's top...

2010-03-24 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) will host its annual March Madness for the Mind showcase of student innovation in San Francisco on March 27, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT at the Exploratorium® in the Palace of Fine Arts. The event is an opportunity for the nation's top Excellence and Entrepreneurship Teams (E-Teams)--collaborating groups of college students, faculty and industry mentors who have...

2009-10-07 15:54:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) announced the launch of BMEStart, an award recognizing undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. BMEStart stands apart from the NCIIA's other biomedical competition (BMEidea) because of its focus on younger inventors who do not have as much experience with product development. The BMEStart competition welcomes submissions from undergraduate students at all NCIIA member...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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