Startup Launch for Faculty/Ph.D. students/Post-docs

The Office of Commercialization is excited to share that that we are continuing applications acceptance

for the Georgia Tech Startup Launch 2024 summer session. This program is designed specifically for

Georgia Tech students, faculty, researchers, and alumni keen on transforming their innovative ideas and 

research into thriving startups. I encourage you to consider this opportunity to advance your research or

invention. Startup Launch provides an ideal environment to catalyze your project into a market-ready venture.

 During the 12-week summer program, you will benefit from:

  • A $10k Commercialization grant.
  • $150,000 in-kind services.
  • Self-internship to focus on your startup.
  • Practical sessions, socials, and pitch practices.
  • Coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and Georgia Tech alumni.
  • Participation in Preview Day and Demo Day, attracting over 1,500 attendees.

 This is your chance to convert your research and innovative ideas into commercial success, leveraging Georgia Tech’s comprehensive resources and network.

Invitation to Support Engineering Grad Student Dissertation Study

Are you in a master’s or doctoral engineering program? Are you working with a faculty advisor toward your thesis, final project portfolio, or dissertation?

My name is Abimelec Mercado Rivera, and I am a Ph.D. student in the Engineering Education Systems and Design program at Arizona State University. If your answer to these questions is yes, I invite you to participate in a survey study aimed at exploring graduate students’ experience of completing a thesis, final project portfolio, or dissertation and the support they have received from their faculty advisor to help them succeed.

Our online survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. To participate, you must be 18 or older, be currently enrolled in an engineering graduate program that requires a thesis, dissertation, or applied project report to graduate, and be working with a faculty advisor. As an added bonus, you will have a chance to win one of thirty Amazon gift cards for $25!  If you would like to participate, please follow this link:

Your participation will help us advance our understanding of the graduate student experience and give you time to reflect on your experiences as you have been working to finish your degree. It will also help me finish my own dissertation research! Participation is voluntary, and choosing not to participate will not affect your standing with the university. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the student lead at

Abimelec Mercado Rivera

PhD Student, Research Assistant

Engineering Education Systems and Design

Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus


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ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international energy company, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowship opportunities in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Selected students will be exposed to a top-quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with an ExxonMobil engineer or scientist to learn how their knowledge and skills are applied in a corporate setting.

Fellowship Components

 The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person)

  Exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to ExxonMobil and career opportunities

 $1,000 educational grant

 In addition, the potential opportunity to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements

This opportunity is highly competitive and open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending a 4-year college or university.

Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority

 Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geoscience, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

 Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, and Physics.

   Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above

      Have a GPA of 3.5 and above

 Be a U.S. citizen, a legal U.S. permanent resident or have the permanent right to work in the U.S.

 Applicants selected are required to submit documentation for U.S. citizenship, permanent resident or right to work.

  Identify as Hispanic. Other opportunities are available through the company’s website.

 If you have questions, please contact

 You must apply through our form, direct link below.

For the 2024 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

Applications Open: NextProf Nexus 2024

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Apply or Nominate a Student 
Applications due April 22, 2024 by 5 p.m. EDT

This August 26 – 29, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will co-host the 2024 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop on Michigan Engineering’s campus.
This 3-day workshop is intended for senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists or researchers in the field of engineering. This preeminent event is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering and is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore and prepare for a faculty position in academia.
NextProf Nexus is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio-economic status, first-generation-to-college status, nation of origin, and/or religion.
Please forward this announcement to candidates and encourage them to apply. We would also appreciate it if you would share this announcement with colleagues from other institutions and organizations that share our mission. We have created a flyer for posting. If you know of an exceptional candidate, please don’t hesitate to recommend them for this workshop. Applications and recommendation letters are due April 22 by 5 p.m. EDT.
For up-to-date information on the workshop format, please visit our website.
Thank you, 
Kimberly Kurtis, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair
Lola Eniola-Adefeso, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair
Rebecca Abergel, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair
John Foster, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair