Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Scholars Program

2011-2012 CIE Scholars at Creativity Festival

Overview

The Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars Program is a distinguished initiative developed to recognize and engage the graduate students at OSU. Each year, up to 10 outstanding MBA students and a select number of students from graduate programs across campus are chosen based on an application and interview process. Selected individuals will receive a $5000 scholarship awarded over two semesters and, at the end of the academic year, a plaque recognizing their service as a CIE Scholar. Selection criteria will include previous academic performance and achievements, leadership experiences, extra-curricular or community engagement activity, and unique life accomplishments. Students with academic interests in any discipline are welcome to apply.

The CIE Values

The CIE Scholars program is intended as a recognition and celebration of being the best. The cornerstone of the program are the underlying core values of excellence, innovativeness, creativity, responsibility for change, engagement in one’s surroundings, personal integrity, and strong moral character. These values are central to all aspects of the CIE program.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible to serve as a CIE scholar, students must be enrolled in the MBA Program of the Spears School of Business or another graduate-level program at OSU. Both full- and part-time students are considered, but students must be available to actively participate in all CIE-related activities and programs.

First and Second Year Selections

picture of the CIE scholars with Hargis A CIE Scholar is selected and serves for one year. A student who serves as a CIE scholar is eligible to subsequently apply for a second year, but no student can serve more than two years.

CIE Scholar Responsibilities

picture of the CIE scholarsIf chosen as a CIE Scholar, the student must fulfill the following responsibilities:

Participate in one three-hour course during the Fall semester, with an option to enroll in a course in the Spring, that centers on experiential learning through engagement with creative, innovative and entrepreneurial projects;

In the Fall, the students work in teams to bring technologies developed on campus to commercialization. Students are strongly encouraged to submit the business plans they develop to various local, state, and national competitions.

In the Spring, the students assist the Director of the Institute for Creativity and Innovation (ICI) in organizing the annual Creativity Festival that occurs the second week in April. The festival is held on the library lawn and consists of booths showcasing creative and innovative work on campus. The Scholars are responsible for developing and executing the Challenge Contest associated with the Festival, as well as the signature event. The event in a given year can take any form determined by the CIE Scholars at the outset of the year. It can be a guest speaker, a demonstration of student work, a symposium, a debate, a talent show, or any other sort of event that reflects the interests and capabilities of our most talented graduate students. In 2011, the CIE scholar anchor event was constructing the World’s Largest Twister Board.

Serve as ambassadors for the Entrepreneurship Program and the Spears School of Business. Serving as an ambassador includes event attendance and positively representing and portraying the programs across campus and in the community at large.

The student makes a commitment to fulfill these responsibilities at the time they are selected as a CIE Scholars. Any student who fails to meet these responsibilities will be removed from the program.

Selection Process

picture of the CIE scholarsThe CIE Scholars is a competitive program. Between April and June 1 of each year, students will be invited to apply to become CIE Scholars. Application forms are available from Jan Analla in the MBA Office, Spears School of Business. A committee that includes Jan Analla, the Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship, the Director of the CenterInstitute for Creativity and Innovation, Dr. Bruce Barringer, Director of the MSE program, and other faculty as chosen by the Head will select from the pool of applicants a set of students for interviews. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis depending on when the student applies. All selection decisions will be made prior to the commencement of the Fall Semester each year.

CIE Scholar Activities

Six technologies are worked on in the Fall Semester.

2011-2012 Technologies

  • Team 1: Removing Phosphorus From Surface Water
    Julenna Bonner, MBA
    Drew Dawson, MBA
    Jay Metha, M.S,, Chemical Engineering

    PI: Dr. Chan J. Penn, Plant and Soil Sciences

  • Team 2: Strontium Removal Technology
    Stacey Brandhorst, MBA
    Rachel Mui Hatley, MBA
    Cory Perkins, Ph.D., Chemistry

    PI: Dr. Allen Apblett, Chemistry

  • Team 3: Nutritional Supplement to Limit the Onset of Osteoporosis
    Cynthia Fox, MBA
    Cody Tripp, MBA
    McKale Davis, Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences

    PI: Dr. Brenda Smith, Nutritional Sciences

  • Team 4: OverSight—Command and Control Center for Stadium Security
    Jay Omanson, MBA
    Caroline Daniels, MBA
    Jared Crain, M.S., Plant & Soil Science

    PI: Tim Reynolds, University Multispectral Labs

  • Team 5: Web Edge Sensor
    Chuck Shirley, MBA
    Aravind Seshadri, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
    Shauntia White, M.S., Family Science

    PI: Prabhakar Pagilla, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Team 6: Flocculation Materials to Prevent Unsafe Water Runoff from Construction Sites
    Jake Duke, MBA
    Katlynn Weather, M.S., Ag Education
    Balaji Jayakumar, PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    PI: Jason Vogel, Agricultural Engineering

Lunch with an Provocateur Series

Each month during the academic year, the CIE Scholars have lunch with an intriguing individual who has done amazing things in given profession or walk of life.

2011 – 2012 Provocateurs included
  • Dr. Robert Baron, Spears Chair of Entrepreneurship, School of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, OSU
  • Dr. Jeff Stamp, President, Bold Thinking LLC
  • Tony Mulligan, CEO, Hydronalix; Board Member, Advanced Ceramics Research
  • Luvuyo Rani, founder Silulo Ulutho Technologies, South Africa
  • Darden Smith, Songwriter, Musician, Innovator
  • Dr. Craig Watters, Carl Thoma Distinguished Clinical Professor in Entrepreneurship
  • Burns Hargis, President of Oklahoma State University
  • Darden Smith, Songwriter, Musician, Innovator
  • Bill “Red Dog” Martin, Senior Leader of Interactive Media at Procter & Gamble
2010 – 2011 Provocateurs included
  • Patricia Henriques, Founder and CEO of Management Alternatives and Founder and CEO of the Henlee Group
  • Dr. Jeff Stamp, President, Bold Thinking LLC
  • Bill “Red Dog” Martin, Senior Leader of Interactive Media at Procter & Gamble
  • Dr. Donald Kuratko, The Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship at Indiana University
  • Burns Hargis, President of Oklahoma State University
  • Darden Smith, Songwriter, Musician, Innovator
  • Gary Beckman, Professor at University of South Carolina’s School of Music and Research Associate for School’s Carolina Institute for Leadership and Engagement in Music
2009 – 2010 Provocateurs included
  • Patricia Henriques, Founder and CEO of Management Alternatives and Founder and CEO of the Henlee Group
  • Dr. Jeff Stamp, President, Bold Thinking LLC
  • Dr. John Mowen, Regents Professor and Noble Chair of Marketing Strategy, and Successful Artist
  • Dr. Robert Baron, world renowned entrepreneurship scholar and successful entrepreneur
  • Steve Irby, Founder/President of Kicker
  • Burns Hargis, President of Oklahoma State University
  • Dr. Steve McKeever, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer – Oklahoma State University
  • Ravi Naidoo, Founder & CEO of the International Design, Indaba, one of the world’s leading design events; and President of Interactive Africa
CIE Scholar Blaine Rider and his wife Kendra attend an OSU football game  as the guest of Malone Mitchell 3rd.

CIE Scholar Blaine Rider and his wife Kendra attend an OSU football game as the guest of Malone Mitchell 3rd.

Program Benefactors

The CIE Scholars Program is made possible through a generous donation from Dan and Tiffany Howard, both of whom are alums of the OSU MBA Program. Tiffany is the CEO of DitchWitch/Charles Machine Works and Dan is a prominent attorney in Oklahoma. In addition, the support of the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship and the Spears School of Business is integral to the ongoing success of the program.

CIE Scholars Annual Calendar 2011-2012

For More Information

If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Jan Analla at (405) 744-2951 (email: jan.analla@okstate.edu) or Michael Morris at (405) 744-5357(email: mhm@okstate.edu).