TechConnect World 2019

Emerging Technologies

Student Leaders

Connecting student leaders to technology acceleration opportunities.



Monday June 17

3:00Student Leaders Conference: Welcome Session

Tuesday June 18

10:30Student Leaders Conference: Career Pathways Panel
1:30Student Leaders Conference: Entrepreneurship Panel
3:00International Nanotech Association Meeting
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session I & Czech Innovation Reception- Booth #418


Monday June 17

3:00Student Leaders Conference: Welcome Session307
Session chair: Lisa Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, OSTP

Tuesday June 18

10:30Student Leaders Conference: Career Pathways Panel307
Session chair: Brendan Ryan, Virginia Tech, US
T. Lohr, Shell, US
S. Meenach, University of Rhode Island, US
M. McConney, Air Force Research Laboratory, US
1:30Student Leaders Conference: Entrepreneurship Panel307
Session chair: Noah Hoffman, Oregon State University, US
N. Rao, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration, US
M. Black, Advanced Silicon Group, US
M. Clancy, UltraTech, US
3:00International Nanotech Association Meeting307
Session chair: Janice Warkentin, NanoCanada
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session I & Czech Innovation Reception- Booth #418Hall C
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2019 Call for Student Leaders

TechConnect, in partnership with student groups from across the country including SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Club, the University of Central Florida’s Society for Emerging and NanoTechnologies (SENT), and the University of Virginia's Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT), is proud to announce the 2019 Nano and Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference co-located with the 2019 TechConnect World Innovation Conference and 2019 Nanotech Conference & Expo, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, June 17-19, 2019.

The Student Leaders Conference brings together undergraduate nano and emerging technologies student group representatives from across the United States. This program is seeking out active student group leaders in order to highlight undergraduate research and connect students with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, venture capitalists, and representatives of federal agencies funding research in emerging technologies.

This year’s program includes a panel discussion that gives students an opportunity to hear from industry and government leaders, a session in which students will have an opportunity to present their research and/or entrepreneurial efforts, and an event where students will share their thoughts on the future potential of emerging technologies and then discuss their ideas with community leaders. There will also be a poster session and reception. Additionally, the Student Leaders Conference is an opportunity for students to share best practices and network with like-minded group leaders. In its role to support the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is helping to establish the U.S. Nano and Emerging Technologies Student Network. Student leaders from the network have designed the conference in order to ensure the programming meets the needs of these groups.

To apply to join the Student Leaders Conference, please submit information about your current or proposed Student Group along with your role in the group and willingness to present during a poster session and/or the student presentation session. Participation is welcome from student leaders in any science, technology, and business domain.


All accepted applicants will be provided:

  • Registration Waiver to the 3-day TechConnect World Innovation Conference
  • Participation in the Student Leaders Program during the Conference
  • Recognition as a Emerging Technology Student Leader Awardee

   Submission Closed   

Due: March 8, 2019

Student Highlights:


Supporting Organizations:

  • Univ. of Virginia's Nano & Emerging Technologies Club (NExT)
  • Univ. of Central Florida's Society for Emerging & NanoTechnologies (SENT)
  • SUNY Albany's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Club
  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
2019 Sponsors & Partners

SBIR/STTR Agency Partners:

SBIR/STTR Agency Partners