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Join UConn’s Global Health Hackathon!

GloHSOC was created in 2018 by a group of diverse undergraduate students from many departments and schools at UConn, all united by a common goal to create an open forum for discussing issues related to the health of individuals around the world. They believed that global health is a diverse field with complex problems that require innovative and interdisciplinary solutions. To engage this diversity of skill in the field, this year GloHSOC is organizing their 2nd Annual Global Health Hackathon: Vaccine Victory! This online event, which will be held this weekend (November 6-8), invites students from all different majors and backgrounds to come together and create innovative solutions to pressing issues in global health (and win cash prizes!).

The theme for this year seeks to explore innovative ways to better vaccinations and address the barriers of turning vaccines into vaccinations, including vaccine development, distribution, delivery, and administration. Example projects include health policy solutions, business proposals, prototypes solving common problems that arise during vaccine transportation, infrastructure improvements, etc. The idea is to innovation from across UConn and provide an opportunity for students to challenge themselves and gain a greater understanding of Global Health.

Attached is the QR code to reigster by 11/5 at 11;59pm and click this schedule to learn more.

Learn more about this new cooperative education experience!

Join the Werth Institute for a virtual Info Session Thursday, November 12th at 6pm to learn about Stamford StartUp Studio, a paid 1-2 semester cooperative educational experience. Students will get the opportunity to network with venture capitalists, venture builders, and senior business leaders. The core of the experience will be working with industry experts to validate problems, explore opportunities, and prototype solutions for the real estate and property tech industry. Students will utilize advanced technologies such as machine learning, 5g ready applications, and virtual and augmented reality.

To join the zoom session directly :

To learn more information contact :

Join the Wellness Points Challenge!

Wellness Points Flyer

The Wellness Challenge aims to motivate students to develop and maintain healthy habits. Participating in the challenge is as simple as just  submitting photos of yourself engaging in healthy activities to earn points. The more points you have, the more prizes you receive!

The challenge will run from October 5th to November 20th for the Fall 2020 semester. All Storrs students (on-campus and online) are welcome to participate!

The prizes vary from different tiers, such as

Tier 0: Registration Wellness Points Laptop Sticker (mailed to you immediately after registration)
Tier 1: 50 points $5 Gift Card to Starbucks, Dunkin’, etc.
Tier 2: 120 points Water bottle
Tier 3: 200 points T-Shirt
Tier 4: Points Leader $100 Amazon Gift Card

Visit for more information!

Managing Innovation by Dr. Micheal Harbour

Dr. Michael Harbour is an Executive Director and team leader at Merck, Michael is known for his assistance in helping develop of HIV and HCV medicines. Michael’s expertise is in medical and scientific affairs, all phases of pharmaceutical medicine development (I-IV), treatment adherence, patient-centered innovations in clinical trials and healthcare information technology.

Michael was also invited to the White House by President Obama, for World Aids day in recognition of his contributions. He is also the recipient of the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Scholarship for Bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Today, Michael practices HIV/AIDS Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a public-private partnership specializing in Digital Health with the University of Berkley School of Public Health.

Join us this Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 3:30pm-4:45pm to learn more about Dr. Michael Harbour.

Get Seeded

Get Seeded 20-21

Mark your calendars : Get Seeded Kickoff this Tuesday!


Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur or want to learn more about different innovations and businesses coming out of UConn? Well join us virtually this Tuesday September 29th at 6:30pm for our Get Seeded Kickoff! 


Get Seeded gives students a platform to move their business ideas and inventions forward by providing them with seed funding, mentorship, and connection to 

potential team members. The program comprises a kickoff event, pitch nights, workshops and a Demo Day concluding the program. All events in 2020-2021 will be held virtually.

Apply to be a McNair Scholar

Apply to be a McNair Scholar! 

McNair Scholars are STEM majors who are first-generation college students, from low socioeconomic households, and/or self-identify as underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in higher education. 

The McNair scholars  program aims to provide year-round, academic and holistic support to help students establish undergraduate research projects early in their undergraduate career.  Their ultimate goals are to equip students with the tools to be competitively considered for graduate school admission, and to ensure retention and graduation from UConn.

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 14th at 12:00pm. For more information visit here.

Apply for Fall 2020 Undergraduate Award Programs

 Funding Programs 2020-21

Every year the UConn Undergraduate department of research launches different award programs and grants helping all students engage in different research projects in which students can find innovative solutions to solving problems as well as doing more research on a field/concept they enjoy! Below are the two award programs that are taking applicants for the Fall 2020 cohort of students!


Change Grants – UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program 


Application Deadlines: Monday, October 5, 2020; Monday, February 10, 2020 


UConn Co-op Legacy Fellows engage in projects that represent the legacy of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovation, and social impact, including service initiatives, creative endeavors, research, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. Fellows receive up to $2000 to support project expenses. Applications are accepted twice per year in October and February. 


UConn IDEA Grant Program 


Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 for summer funding; Monday, March 8, 2021 for academic year funding 


This UConn IDEA Grant program provides funding and support for student-designed projects, including artistic and creative endeavors, research projects, prototyping and entrepreneurial ventures, and service initiatives. There are two application cycles per year, with deadlines in the fall and in the spring.  Students can apply individually or as part of a small group working collaboratively on a project. Grants of up to $4000 per student are available. 

Mark your Calendars ; UCAS is coming to UConn

ucsas2020 aka ( UCONN SPORTS ANALYTICS SYMPOSIUM) organized by the Statistical Data Science Lab at UConn, aims to: showcase sports analytics to students at an accessible level;

train students in data analytics with application to sports data; and foster collaboration between academic programs and the sports industry.



When: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Where: Virtual through WebEx Event



While there are many well established sports analytics conferences, they are often not accessible to students due to technical level, cost, or space limitations. UConn, recognized nationally for its teams in sports such as basketball, baseball, and hockey, among others, hosts the UConn Sports Analytics Symposium (UCSAS), which will focus specifically on undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in sports analytics.

Month of Discovery kickoff with Dr. Catriona Wallace!

Opening Speaker flyer

Dr. Catriona Wallace is the CEO of Ethical AI Advisory ( and is also the Founder & Director of Flamingo AI (, an Artificial Intelligence software company based in the US and Australia and she loves robots! She also believes that thinks they will likely take over one day.

Catriona is regarded as one of the most influential women in business and entrepreneurship. She is also an Adjunct Professor and is known to translate really nerdy topics into everyday language. Coming from a police officer and nightclub owner background, Catriona is now one of the world’s most cited commentators on AI, Ethics and Women in Leadership. Catriona is a philanthropist, human rights advocate, environmentalist and mother of five.  Join us on October 7th at 7pm EST, through a Youtube livestream to hear more about Dr. Catriona Wallace and her story. 

Innovate Sustainable ideas with HackUConn 2020!

Location : Werth Tower 1st & Ground Floor

When : March 28th- March 29th

HackUConn is a 24-hour marathon event that brings together students of all specialties in hopes of finding innovative solutions for today’s biggest problems. Students are provided mentoring and workshops from industry professionals and are tasked with bringing their solutions to life. Not a programmer or a coder? No problem! This “hackathon” tasks teams and individuals with providing any solution to the given topic, ranging from applications to material prototypes to strategic plans and more. 


Prizes Include 

  • First Place: $2,500/maximum up to $500 per student 
  • Second Place: $2,000/maximum up to $400 per student
  • Third Place: $1,000/ up to $200 per student


For more information and to register click here