Idea to Prototype (I2P) is the signature element of CREATE-X MAKE. In I2P, students get faculty mentors, guidance, seed funding, and additional university resources to build functional prototypes of their ideas. Students earn three undergraduate research credit hours for each semester they enroll in the course (up to six maximum).
Pictured above: Sarah Selim (ME 2018), Katie Jordan (BME 2018), Virgil Shah (ISyE 2018)
"Personally, I2P has given me the opportunity to put aside time for our project and make sure it is a priority just as much as any other class I am taking, because we are receiving course credit. ... After working for a year on our project, we now have a functional prototype and a working partnership with CHOA doctors to receive feedback on our medical device." - Sarah Selim, 2017
I2P Showcase Event
The Idea 2 Prototype Showcase is the cumulative event for CREATE-X MAKE. At the end of the semester, student teams present their prototypes to the public. A prize will be awarded for first, second and third place as well. This event is an opportunity for students to receive feedback on products that might go on to become a successful startup venture.