The TechQuest Awards

NJIT undergraduates individually or as a team may enter this innovation competition and be eligible for awards and stipends up totaling $15,500.


TechQuest Competition, sponsored by Jim Stevenson Foundation, promotes and rewards innovation among NJIT undergraduates.  Participants must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semester of their year of entry.   Students may form teams consisting of undergraduates from any NJIT department. There is no limit to the number of members on a team, but small interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. Teams are responsible for organizing themselves and must designate a contact person.  Teams may have as an advisor an NJIT faulty member or other person associated with NJIT


Questions on the eligibility of an advisor should be referred to Dr. Atam Dhawan. Class projects, including those for design courses, Undergraduate Research and Innovation Program (URI), and research projects by undergraduates may be entered in the competition. Projects entered in TechQuest may build on prior projects, but the presenting team must identify its unique contribution to the presented work.  Previous TechQuest award winners are not eligible to enter the same project in the competition again.


In the preliminary round of judging, eight finalists will be selected from entrants based on a five-page written report due on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  In the final round of judging, the eight finalists (individuals or teams) compete in the oral presentation on Friday, March 6, 2015. TechQuest winners will be announced on Innovation Day, Wednesday, March 25, 2015


For more information about the TechQuest competition and how to participate, please download the TechQuest Awards 2015 Information and Guidelines file.


Qualifying Proposals