Be A Guest Evaluator

A crucial part of the Invent@SU experience is providing our student inventors with weekly feedback from guest evaluators. We seek a diverse and engaging set of alumni and friends to fill this role! A technical background is not required.

As an evaluator, you’d be asked to listen carefully to presentations from five student teams of two, and give them honest feedback at different stages of the invention process. We’ll provide the evaluation criteria, you’ll provide your time and your expert insight. Your commitment would be 1 ½ hours on a Tuesday or Thursday evening.

Your input will help our students iterate their inventions to compete for $5,000 and $3,000 prizes for the top inventions. Each team also files a provisional patent application to help protect their invention.

If you are interested in receiving an email invitation to be a guest evaluator, at the SU campus or NYC Fisher Center for the Summer 2019 program, please send us your contact information (name, job title, phone number, and SU class year (if applicable)) to inventaccel@syr.edu.