Student Team Submission Deadline: October 22, 2012
Student Teams Notified of Decision: October 31, 2012
Challenge Awards Announced: November 5, 2012 at Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition
January 2013: Student Teams Begin Projects
March 2013: Mid-term Review Meeting
May 2013: Final Team Presentations:
June 2013: Fuel Cell Challenge Project Closes
Before applying, student teams must secure a faculty advisor who will commit to overseeing their project for Spring 2013 semester.
Students teams will then apply and either:
A student team may submit more than one application for each of the two possible challenge categories, but no team (or individual) can receive more than one award overall.
The Fuel Cell Collaborative Management Team and Review Panel will review student teams submissions. Teams will be reviewed against existing "Industry Challenges" or to see if they are a viable "Innovation Challenge."
The Fuel Cell Collaborative will notify Student Teams if they have been selected to fund their proposal. The Collaborative will fund up to:
Student teams will be contacted to meet with their faculty advisor, the Fuel Cell Collaborative Management Team and, for Industry Challenge recipients, their company representative for orientation prior to beginning their projects during the Spring 2013 semester. Company representatives can meet via phone or videoconference as appropriate.
Announcements, distribution of funds, and company/management oversight will be established once winning teams are selected.
Firms apply to have their "Challenge" reviewed by the Fuel Cell Collaborative Management Team (FCCMT) and University of South Carolina (USC) faculty.
Industry Challenges can be submitted to address one or more of the following focus areas:
The review panel will consists of the FCCMT and faculty members representing the discipline areas addressed in the industry responses. Participating faculty will represent the following skill sets, departments, or leadership positions:
Faculty reviewers will perform a simple 2-step review to determine answers to the following:
Industry Members who have questions can: