Become an inventor in just six weeks!

Invent@SU helps transform undergraduate students into inventors as they design, prototype and pitch original devices.

Students learn about design, ideation and intellectual property, then conceive an original invention, prototype the invention and refine it in response to weekly feedback from diverse audiences of guest evaluators.

The program is open to all undergraduate students who have not previously who have not previously entered their invention idea in another business plan or entrepreneurship competition.

In addition to 3 teams being awarded cash prizes, students will receive:

  • A $2,200 stipend
  • A $1,000 budget per team for project materials
  • Guidance from expert consultants and evaluators
  • Access to laser cutters, 3D printers, a machine shop, and professional machinists
  • Assistance with a provisional patent application
  • Daily lunch, coffee, and snacks

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2022 Winners

team scale sense

First Place – Scale Sense

Adya Parida ’25 (Computer Science)
Alejandra Lopez ’23 (Bioengineering)
Oliver Raycroft ’25 (Environmental Engineering)

Wonder Walker

Second Place – Wonder Walker

Honorata Lubecka ’24 (Mechanical Engineering)
Ian McHugh ’23 (Bioengineering)
Shaila Cuellar ’24 (Bioengineering)


Third Place – Silogix

Mathieu Barthelemy ’24 (Bioengineering)
Greg Slodysko ’24 (Aerospace Engineering)
Siara Greco ’24 (Environmental Engineering)


Honorable Mention – Concurrent

Brendan Murty ’24 (Aerospace Engineering)
Ian Storrs ’24 (Mechanical Engineering)
Matthew Brewster ’24 (Civil Engineering)