IDEA 2019 Entrepreneur Conference, Mentorship Opportunities, & Global Climate Initiative

February 13th, 2019

Mentorship Opportunities

Are you interested in helping inspire the next generation of young scientists? Does your lab have an interesting project for a motivated high school student to research? Looking to boost the broader impact of your work by mentoring and advancing the learning of students in STEM?

Join GWISE for an information session on how you and your research lab can get involved with programs at BU that foster the learning of high school and undergraduate students. We’ll hear from leaders of programs like RISE, GROW, STaRS, PREP, and UROP (brief description below) as well some recent graduate mentors involved in these programs. From 10 min information sessions, you’ll learn about the great work done at BU supporting young scholars and specifics such as time commitments for grad students, funding information etc. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Find out how you can make an impact and get involved at this information session, open to all grad students!

Info session will take place on Wednesday, February 20th, from 4 – 5PM in CILSE 101 (610 Comm Ave). RSVP here!
You can find out more about the programs below:

· Greater Boston Area Research Opportunities for Young Women (GROW): summer internship program for female high school students from the Boston area

· Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS): summer research opportunity for undergraduates belonging to groups underrepresented in the sciences

· Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP): year-long research assistantship program for recent college graduates belonging to groups underrepresented in the sciences

· Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP): year-round research opportunities for BU undergrads

· Research in Science & Engineering (RISE): summer internship program for high school students

BU Urban Climate Initiative

Are you a graduate student or post-doc interested in the urban environment and climate change?

Join the new Urban Climate Initiative postdoctoral and graduate student group kickoff meeting on Feb. 19, 2019 from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm in the Photonics Center 9th Floor West End Lounge. Dinner will be provided! Our monthly meetings present an opportunity to: Share your work on climate problems and solutions for cities in the 21st century, Seek out new collaborations across departments, & Learn new skills and professional development strategies.

The Urban Climate Initiative ( is a forum for graduate students to meet, collaborate, and learn about research taking place at the nexus between climate change and urban studies. The mission of the Urban Climate Initiative is to galvanize the wealth of talent across Boston University to improve the health and livability of cities in a changing climate

If you have any questions, please contact either Lindsey Butler or Drew Trlica

Idea 2019: Embrace Your Impact

Embrace Your Impact is an annual one-day conference for Boston-area college students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship of every kind from technology, social impact, & arts and culture. There will be workshops throughout the day that covers many aspects of starting a company.

At IDEA 2019, we’ll show you how to embrace what you’re most passionate about and give you the tools to create impact in your life, career, and community.

From start to finish, attendees will be inspired by world-class innovators and entrepreneurs, engage with strategies and useful tools for developing new ideas, and connect with resources and people from across Boston University and beyond.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm

Where: Boston University Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215


· BU and Boston-area college students

· Select tickets for BU alumni and Boston community members


· BU Students: $15

· Non-BU Students: $15

· Alumni and Community Members: $20

Get tickets: Eventbrite

Students interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend! More Info: Here and Here

Tickets and Registration