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Examples of Projects

  • Renewable energy generation
  • Assistance technology/devices
  • Environmental sustainability plans
  • Biomedical research
  • Arts/literary research
  • Community-based research
  • Non-profit/for-profit startups
  • Market evaulation
  • Apps for phones/tablets/computers

Timeline 2017-18

October 2: Applications due
October 9: Funded projects announced
October 16-27: Initial meetings with FAU Wave coordinator, sign paperwork
October-April: Meet with FAU Wave Program coordinator monthly
October-April: Fill out monthly recap forms, go over purchases and budget 
March: Craft posters, finalize project findings
April 9: Turn in filmed project presentation for judges (4-8 minutes)
April 23: Awards ceremony and poster presentation in the Acura Club


Students will be aided with...

  • Publication in journals
  • Launching start-ups
  • Graduate school applications
  • Filing for patents
  • Career placement
  • Connections with experts in their fields

Contact

Jenny Reed
reedj@fau.edu
fauwave@fau.edu
777 Glades Road
BS12 Rm 313
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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FAU Wave Competition


SEA SKIMMER

Vithulan Suthakaran created a device to clean oil pollution from aquatic environments.

ELIMINATING INVASIVE LIONFISH

Alexis Base developed an image recognition and motor control algorithm to manage invasive lionfish.

ALGORITHMIC MUSIC

Pedro Flores is using algorithmic mathematics to turn math into music.


FAU Wave is an undergraduate research and entrepreneurship competition,
fostering student entrepreneurship, research, innovation and ideation.


Eligibility

Undergraduate students enrolled at least ½ time during the fall
of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to compete in the FAU Wave program.

Applications

To apply, please click on the application link and fill out the form online.
For teams with multiple members, the team lead must fill out the main application,
and other group members must fill out the "additional group member" form.

FAU Wave Application    
Additional Group Member Form    

2016-2017 Winners

Name Project Title Prize
Vithulan Suthakaran SEA Skimmer: The Development of a Sustainable Environmental Accumulation Skimmer in Order to Extract Marine Pollution from a Variety of Geographical Locations First Place: $1,500
Alexis Base Developing an Image Recognition and Motor Control Algorithm for Pterois Volitans’ Population in South Florida Second Place: $1,000
Ben Coleman Transient-Image Density Evaluation System (TIDES) Second Place: $1,000
Pedro Flores Algorithmic Music Composition Third Place: $500
Hannah Herbst Protecting Civilians and Public Service Personnel Through an Early Identification and Warning System for Airborne Chemicals / SEIAC: A System for the Early Identification for Airborne Chemicals Third Place: $500


To download a flier of the 2016-2017 winners, click here.

Name Project Title Prize
Evan Clark Identification of the Role of SRSF1 in T Cell Activation and Functions Through the Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data First Place: $1,500
Brent Marshall Automated Baseball Pitching Machine Second Place: $1,000
Jean Baptiste Dalien Automated Baseball Pitching Machine Second Place: $1,000
Weendell Esthema Automated Baseball Pitching Machine Second Place: $1,000
Jonathan Padilla Automated Baseball Pitching Machine Second Place: $1,000
Pedro Flores Using technology to build better lives – the Parking App Third Place: $500
Charles Pratt Queer Images – A Portrait of LGBT Americans Third Place: $500
Bianca Lucien ProScore & Meti Co. Poster Award Winner: $250


 Last Modified 7/18/17