Inventors & Entrepreneurs Association Travels to D.C.

According the Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association at Auburn University, independent invetors today face many struggles. These struggles include protecting their patents from being stolen by big companies, finding investors, and navigating a set of laws that both protect those with ideas and punish those who may seek to steal them. Many of these problems are byproducts of the influence that big companies currently have on the system that passess judgement on these cases. This past month, the group of Auburn students traveled to Washintgon D.C. to work to rectify this system of laws, with hopes of encouraging future generations of inventors and entrepreneurs, and helping to make the American dream possible again.

During their time in D.C., the group was able to explore the city, meet with inventors and entrepreneurs much like themselves, and speak with attorneys at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The group also participated in the first ever Inventors Group of America conference, and attended presentations, learning from prominent names in the field. Finally, these students put their leadership skills to the test, expressing their concerns over the problems facing investors today to members of the House and Senate.

As the youngest entrepreneurs at the event, these students commented on how much they enjoyed the trip, as it gave them invaluable connections and experiences that will help them later in their careers.

SAP Leaders Participate in 2018 Student Leader Training

Student leaders from each SAP within the Office of Student Involvement gathered together on April 13th and 14th to engage with and learn from each other during the 2018 Student Leader Training. Students developed their teamwork skills on Friday evening, tackling difficult conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion, and then met within their groups to set goals for the upcoming year.

 

On Saturday, students were briefed on their responsibilities as leaders on the Auburn campus, and were given time to brainstorm their upcoming events and how they fit within the larger Involvement calendar. Breakout sessions in the afternoon allowed students a chance to learn more about the skills and resources that Student Involvement has available for their organizational success, and how best to utilize these. After thinking critically for the better part of two days, students left the retreat on Saturday evening with a better sense of their social responsibility on campus, as well as a greater sense of professional readiness.

 

Involvement Awards 2018

Student Affairs, the Office of Student Involvement and the Auburn University Involvement Ambassadors hosted the sixth annual Involvement Awards on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Held in the Student Center Ballroom, complete with a red carpet and guest appearance by Aubie, this annual awards ceremony honors student leaders and student organizations for their service, commitment and accomplishments throughout the last year.

The recipients of the 14 awards, including male student leader of the year, female student leader of the year and exceptional campus organization, are kept confidential until they are announced at the event.

2018 Involvement Award Winners

Excellence in Practical Application
Block and Bridle

 

Outstanding Cultural Impact

International Student Organization

 

Overcoming Adversity Award

Global Medical Brigades – Auburn University

 

Outstanding Incorporation of Diversity & Inclusion

Alternative Student Breaks

 

The Fred & Charlene Kam “Human Touch” Service Award

IMPACT

 

Most Entertaining Campus Event

University Program Council- War Damn Coffee Jam

 

Excellence in Marketing and Design (RSO)

Financial Management Association

 

Excellence in Marketing and Design (SAP)

Student Government Association

 

Male Student Leader of the Year

Jordan Carr

 

Female Student Leader of the Year

Sydney Nicholas

 

The Corey Edwards Organization Advisor of the Year Award

Tracy Richard

 

Outstanding New Organization

Emerge at Auburn

 

Most Exceptional Campus Student Organization 

Student Recruiters

 

Most Exceptional Student Activity Portfolio

Auburn University Dance Marathon