Checklist for Entrepreneurship, Internship and Research Path Students

  

Timeline of YES Events

Fall and Spring Socials: Opportunity to network with industry mentors, share your program experiences with peers, and have a pizza dinner.

Fall Distinguished Speaker Panel: Industry professionals are invited to share their experiences and advice in a panel format, followed by an open Q&A session.

Annual Spring Symposium: The most important CAMP-YES event of the year, where current internship, entrepreneurship and research students present their projects to the CAMP-YES community, college/university administrators, and the CAMP-YES External Advisory Board.

Distinguished Speaker Series

The CAMP-YES Distinguished Speaker Panel will provide CAMP-YES students an experience of spending time with accomplished researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals in the STEM disciplines. The distinguished speakers will describe in detail a typical day, week or month in his/her life, so that students can have first-hand knowledge of how these accomplished scientists/engineers spend their time, and how they are driven and inspired to work so hard. The moderator will facilitate Q&A, and students will have time afterward to interact with the speakers.


We expect that, through these interactions, the CAMP-YES scholar students will be motivated to work harder in order to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Through this Distinguished Speaker Panel, the CAMP-YES scholars will also have the opportunity to obtain good advice about graduate school and job placement options.




Speakers: Tommy Bennett, Robert Youngquist, Hussain Frosh
Moderator: Oscar Rodriguez

Bios:
Tommy Bennett, UniKey is Principal Hardware Engineer and co-founder of UniKey Technologies, where he manages all aspects of UniKey hardware engineering efforts. Mr. Bennett has extensive experience in product development in the commercial, medical, and military markets. Mr. Bennett's broad technological background includes product development in lasers and optics, fingerprint biometrics, GPS/GSM tracking devices, and access control solutions. By having experience in conceptual design through to domestic and overseas manufacturing, Mr. Bennett plays an integral role in Revolutionizing the Key at UniKey. Mr. Bennett earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2005.

Dr. Robert Youngquist, NASA is the lead of the Kennedy Space Center Applied Physics Lab, a role that he has held for over 25 years. In this capacity he has worked to help solve a diverse set of problems arising from multiple programs and customers, but primarily has supported ground processing for the Space Shuttle. Dr. Youngquist received his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 1984, taught and worked at University College London, and then joined the Kennedy Space Center in 1988. He has over 30 refereed journal publications and 27 patents granted.

Hussain Frosh, Career Fair Plus started his mobile app startup, Career Fair Plus, in 2013. He has over 12 years of experience in the areas of real time embedded software, mobile software, military communication networks, and satellite systems. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio State University and since then has worked in various roles at Harris Corporation including software engineering, sales, marketing, strategy, and most recent managed a software department. Since then he has participated in two startups, and has grown his most recent one to the premier provider of mobile apps to academic institutions worldwide.

Oscar Rodriguez, UCF is a seasoned business executive, technologist and innovator, having held various leadership positions in both public and private U.S. firms. He has more than 28 years of leadership experience, spanning high-technology product development, marketing, executive sales, and operations with large multi-nationals such as Motorola, DuPont, Nortel Networks, Alcatel and Lucent-Bell Labs, and in key entrepreneurial leadership roles with several private high-technology start-up companies. He currently works with the College of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, and is focused on developing student entrepreneurship to drive innovation-based ventures. He is the Director of Start-ups for the college, and is the Entrepreneurship Path course instructor.

Title of Panel: Career Pathways for Researchers, Entrepreneurs, and Interns

Date: 11/15/2016

Time: 4 - 6:00pm

Location: HEC 101

Flyer: Click here to view the event flyer.




Speaker: Giula Galli

Bio: Giulia Galli has joined the Institute for Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago. She also holds a Senior Scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory. She spent eight years at the University of California, Davis where she was Professor of Chemistry and Physics and where she is now Adjunct Professor of Chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. Prior to joining the UCD faculty, Giulia Galli was the head of the Quantum Simulations group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and was elected chair of the Division of Computational Physics of the APS in 2006. She is the recipient of an award of excellence from the Department of Energy (2000) and of the Science and Technology Award from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2004). She served as chair of the Extreme Physics and Chemistry of Carbon Directorate of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) in 2010-2013. Her research activity is focused on quantum simulations of systems and processes relevant to condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials and nano-science.

Title of Talk: Earth Abundant Materials for Solar Energy Conversion

Date: 1/20/2016

Time: 12 - 1:30pm

Location: HEC 101

Flyer: Click here to view the event flyer.




Speaker: Ian Ippolito

Bio: Ian Ippolito has been a professional programmer for 22 years, working for companies like Siemens, RW Beck and Associates, GTE and Verizon. He's also a serial entrepreneur, who created one of the first open-source sites (Planet Source Code), and one of the largest freelance marketplaces on the Internet (Rent a Coder/vWorker). Inc. Magazine named his company to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in the US list, four years in a row. His company was named by Entrepreneur Magazine to the "100 smartest, most innovative and brilliant companies" list. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, Fast Company, TechCrunch, CBS, FOX and many other publications, and has been profiled in several business textbooks such as "Understanding Management". He's currently the CEO of a mobile gaming startup and a real estate crowdfunding startup.

Title of Talk: Why YOU might want to become a professional programmer (and/or entrepreneur)

Date: 11/13/2015

Time: 4 - 5pm

Location: HEC 101

Flyer: Click here to view the event flyer.




Speaker: Barry Fisher

Bio: Barry Fisher is the Senior Forensic Advisor for the US Department of Justice ICITAP. He is an internationally renowned expert in forensic science, will give a short history of his educational background and steps that led him to a highly successful forensic science career. Fisher is the retired Crime Laboratory Director for the Los Angeles County Sheri¬ff's Department, a position he held from 1987 until 2009. He began his career in Criminalistics with the Sheriff's crime lab in 1969 and over the years has worked in a wide variety of assignments.

Title of Talk: Forensic Science, The Law, and Public Policy

Date: 3/18/2015

Time: 10am

Location: HEC 101

Flyer: Click here to view the event flyer.




Speaker: Oscar Rodriguez

Bio: Oscar Rodriguez is a seasoned business executive, technologist and innovator, having held various leadership positions in both public and private U.S. firms. He has more than 28 years of leadership experience, spanning high-technology product development, marketing, executive sales, and operations with large multi-nationals such as Motorola, DuPont, Nortel Networks, Alcatel and Lucent-Bell Labs, and in key entrepreneurial leadership roles with several private high-technology start-up companies. He currently works with the College of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, and is focused on developing student entrepreneurship to drive innovation-based ventures.

Title of Talk: The Thrills & Chills of Being a Hi-tech Start-up Entrepreneur

Abstract: Technologists have many choices today’s job market - both in types of companies they can work for and roles they can take. Being an entrepreneur and working in a start-up firm has become hot topic for engineers and technologists, and is often seen as a key component of economic growth in the US. Entrepreneurship can be fun and exciting, and can often lead to wealth significant wealth creation. However, it can also have its ups and downs. The good news is that engineers and technologists have great choices in store for them in their careers, and entrepreneurship is a great example of a way to build a happy life.

Date: 11/19/2014

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: HEC 101

Flyer: Click here to view the event flyer.







CAMP-YES Symposium

Research Poster or Presentation

Poster Creation Tips

Research Poster Template
This poster template is in Publisher format. You can create a similar template in PowerPoint if you prefer to work with that format, but you must include the Acknowledgment to NSF verbatim. You may be required to provide the final poster format in .pdf format for printing.

Research Presentation Template

Mentor Endorsement Form for the Symposium
You must submit this completed form with your poster or presentation.

Research Poster Evaluation Rubric

Research Presentation Evaluation Rubric

Internship Presentation

Internship Presentation Template

Mentor Endorsement Form for the Symposium
You must submit this completed form with your poster or presentation.

Internship Presentation Evaluation Rubric

Entrepreneurship Presentation

Entrepreneurship Presentation Template

Mentor Endorsement Form for the Symposium
You must submit this completed form with your poster or presentation.

Entrpreneurship Presentation Evaluation Rubric

Research Paper

Tips for Writing a Research Paper

Sample Research Paper

Sample Technical Report

Mentor Endorsement Form for the Technical Research Paper
You must submit this completed form with your paper.

Internship Paper

Guidelines for Performing Business Research

Library Business Research Guide

Appendix

Blank Client Questionnaire – For Researcher

Blank Client Questionnaire

Competitor Analysis Research Instructions

Competitor Analysis Research Template

Industry Analysis Instructions

Industry Analysis Research Template

Market Analysis Research Instruction

Market Analysis Research Template

Mentor Endorsement Form for the Technical Research Paper
You must submit this completed form with your paper.

Entrepreneurship Paper

Business Executive Summary Template

Mentor Endorsement Form for the Technical Research Paper
You must submit this completed form with your paper.

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under Award No. 1356233. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions and recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Partial support for this work was also provided by the United States Department of Labor.