Science & Technology Showcase
Tuesday, January 23th, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posters and judging will be from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Networking Night continues from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Do you want to attend the largest team formation event of the year?
Do you have a business idea in the science and technology space and looking for teammates?
If any of these questions is a YES for you then keep an eye out for registration in November 2023.
Registration Opens: November 2023
Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST.
Applicants will be notified no later than January 12th
Only current UW students are allowed to present at STS. If your team has a non-UW student member, they are welcome to attend the networking night.
The proposed product or idea must be science and/or technology-based.
Teams pitched their ideas on physical posters to judges in person, hosted in Anthonys Forum
Prizes ranged from
$1,000 - $100
Many changes were been made to host 2022 STS in person, we loved being able to see everyone there!
Come up with a pitch for an idea/product/technology
Create a poster for presentations
Share with judges and the general public during the Science and Technology Showcase
1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
Category: $200 x 5
STS 2024 will be in-person
We have moved the venue to the HUB Lyceum to allow for enough spacing to accommodate all attendees. All COVID-19 Protocols will be observed for the safety of teams, judges, and our student body.
Presented by SEBA and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship of the UW Foster School of Business, the Science & Technology Showcase allows students to explore the commercialization potential of their science- and technology-based ideas.
Teams present to an audience of fellow scientists and engineers, MBA students, and a panel of judges that includes prominent entrepreneurs and investors from the Seattle business community.
Prizes range from $200 to $2,000. Previous winners have gone on to launch startup companies.
STS will be followed by a Networking Hour open to the public where teams may recruit additional members for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, Alaska Airlines Innovation Challenge, and Dempsey Startup Competition.
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Potential On Display at Science & Technology Showcase
January 17, 2023
Judges had stress on their minds at the 2023 Science and Technology Showcase (STS) at the University of Washington—but not in the way you might think. They awarded the team nomi the $2,000 Electronic Arts Grand Prize for its approach to creating effective, accessible, and engaging stress recognition and intervention tools. Team nomi hopes to impact not just the day-to-day work life of millions, but to also address the long-term impact stress can have on the body. Team nomi also won the $200 Davis Wright Tremaine Best Pitch Prize at the 17th annual event co-hosted by the UW Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) and the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
Students Deliver at 2022 Science and Technology Showcase
January 25, 2022
In a new online presentation mode teams competed in, nearly $5,000 was awarded to seven of the participating teams. Team One Court won the $2,000 Electronic Arts Grand Prize for its touch-based interface designed to revolutionize how visually impaired people experienced sporting events , adding to existing but limiting solutions, such as radio and interpersonal narration. The second place Prize went to team Ultropia for its all-in-one washer and dryer innovation. Ultropia aims to help people with limited infrastructure gain access to laundry machines by providing a resource saving product made with ultrasonic technology. The team also won to $200 Davis Wright tremaine category prizes (Best Pitch) at the event. More highlights from the 2022 STS can be found below.
Ideas Elevated at 2021 Science and Technology Showcase
January 28, 2021
Judges awarded Puget Buoy the $2,000 Glympse Grand Prize for its beneficial and affordable system for crabbers that reduces whale and marine life entanglements. The team also won one of the $200 Davis Wright Tremaine category prizes (Best Presentation) at the 15th annual event—co-hosted by the UW Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) and the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. The Puget Buoy System provides crabbers with an affordable alternative that both reduces whale entanglements and prevents gear loss. Our timed-release crab pot system keeps crabbing lines out of the water column which means whales can migrate through crabbing waters at a dramatically reduced risk of entanglement (40-88% estimated decrease).