Do You Have a Great Idea?
The Sherman Center Co-op provides entrepreneurial engineers the opportunity to focus solely on their own ventures for a six month co-op period, and are financially supported via alumni philanthropy during this time. The program challenges students to push their ventures forward by defining and working towards monthly goals, and leveraging all aspects of the Sherman Center.
- Develop milestones to be accomplished at the end of each month.
- Be at the Sherman Center during daytime business hours, 9:00AM-5:00PM.
- Submit a 1-page report at the end of each week detailing progress on milestones.
- Give a formal presentation on progress toward milestones at the end of each month.
Hear From Past And Present Co-ops!
Welcome our co-ops for fall 2018!
Katie Wilhoit, on her venture "Unsize"
“We all get dressed every day and what we wear tells a piece of the story of who we are. I’m a 5’4 lady who feels the most confident in men-styled shirts but has a hard time finding what fits online. The problem of navigating clothing online sparked Unsize. Unsize believes size labels don’t fit and personalizes an experience where you can find what makes you feel good online without thinking about size or worrying about vanity.”
Juan Dasso, on his venture "SuperWall"
“I was born in Bogota, Colombia and have also lived in Lima, Peru were my venture idea came about. My venture concept is to provide Emergency (Temporary) Homes made out of a special material called SuperWall. This Venture started off when I realized the immense positive effect low-income housing had on impoverished communities. I realized that not only were these homes improving the lives of the families receiving the home but also the economic growth and development of the certain communities. From this Low-Income housing market my idea of proving Emergency “temporary” Homes came about. Peru suffered a natural disaster about a year ago that led to hundreds of thousands of families with out homes. At this point I realized that instead of these families receiving wooden or plastic homes that are not durable and are a health issue why don’t I provide them with my SuperWall panel homes. (SuperWall is a structural compound made of fiber-cement boards combined through a structural cellulose and special glue that makes it rigid and durable.)”