Media Advisory/ Photo Opportunity: Colorado State University Weekly Events

Looking for a visual story? Check out these Colorado State University events.

CSU participating in World Cup Walk Again project
Employees in CSU’s Idea-2-Product 3D printing laboratory have developed a protective liner that will be worn by a paralyzed Brazilian adult who, with the help of a robotic exoskeleton, will rise from a wheelchair, walk to the center of the field and kick a soccer ball to begin the games. The demonstration, known as the Walk Again project, will take place during the opening ceremony June 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Idea-2-Product staff and Alan Rudolph, CSU’s vice president for research, will be available to speak about their roles in the project with reporters at noon May 21 at the 3D lab in the basement of Engineering Building between A and B wings. To learn more, contact Kortny Rolston at (970) 491-5349 or Kortny.Rolston@colostate.edu.

CSU EcoCAR 2 hitting the road
Colorado State University’s Vehicle Innovation Team has re-engineered a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu that emits only water as part of the national EcoCAR 2 competition. The student team is hosting a sendoff for its hydrogen-fueled car at 4 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Powerhouse Energy Campus, 430 N. College Ave. The student team leaves next week for Michigan where the vehicle will undergo performance testing. From there, the team will travel to Washington, D.C., for the final round of the national EcoCAR 2 competition. To learn more, contact Kortny Rolston at (970) 491-5349 or Kortny.Rolston@colostate.edu.

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Collegiate Trolley Pitches May 23
The Streetcar Named Inspire will run its historic route up and down Mountain Avenue beginning at noon May 23. On board will be judges waiting to hear two-minute business pitches — the length of time it takes the trolley to run from one stop to the next — from 10 Collegiate Competitors in the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge. Cash prizes of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 await the first-, second-, and third-place teams. Spectators are invited to attend, and can play the Invest-in-Me game to vote for their favorite teams. More information and free registration at www.blueoceanchallenge.com. To learn more, contact Kate Jeracki at (970) 491-2658 or Kate.Jeracki@colostate.edu.

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge May 23-24
The richest business pitch competition in Colorado, with a $250,000 grand prize on the line, kicks off at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. Legendary CSU head football coach Sonny Lubick will join OtterBox founder Curt Richardson on stage to inspire the 17 competitors, high-profile judges and the general public to new entrepreneurial heights. The pitching begins at 9 a.m. May 24, when competitors take the Lincoln Center stage. While they are wowing the judges, the rest of Lincoln Center will be devoted to the Venture Fest: an Expo Hall, the Young Entrepreneur Showcase, an EMyth Branding Seminar, Partner Showcase and more. Final competitions commence at 6 p.m.; winners will be announced at 9 p.m., followed by the Blue Ocean Bash to celebrate all things and people entrepreneurial in Northern Colorado. More information and free registration at www.blueoceanchallenge.com. To learn more, contact Kate Jeracki at (970) 491-2658 or Kate.Jeracki@colostate.edu.

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