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And thats just the tip of the iceberg. With all the engineers computer scientists biologists and physicists on campus Rensselaer is an entrepreneurs dreamland. Project Connect A professional networking and matchmaking website utilizing a proprietary database and specialized algorithm to help identify and qualify complementary skills and build project teams for entrepreneurs students and professionals. Self-Healing Biopolymer A biocompatible integration of chitosan and oxetane compounds that helps damaged glass re-bond itself at the molecular level in the presence of sunlight providing consumers with a low-cost repair solution in often vulnerable applications such as mobile phone display screens. SIDS Alarm Vests A variety of fabric vests alarmed to alert parents and caregivers when an infant has become motionless or stopped breathing. High-Speed Urban Composter A household-sized continuous feed system that makes composting feasible in urban environments. PASTWINNERS I am challenging students to follow in the footsteps of some of the other great engineers and scientists whove had a huge impact on the world. Look at the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame.. it is filled with engineers who have affected every life on the planet. SEAN OSULLIVAN 85 In It To Win It Many students in the Lally School get involved with competitionssome local and some at the state level including the New York State Business Plan Competition and the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge. One of the most interesting is Rensselaers own Change the World Challenge established almost 10 years ago by Sean OSullivan 85 a Rensselaer trustee and alumnus best known for creating the firm MapInfo and for coining the term cloud computing. Encouraging students to consider ways to improve the human condition and offering the chance at a 10000 prize the Change the World Challenge often translates into real entrepreneurial experi- ences with winners eligible to receive patent application assistance. lally school of management 33