Miloš Jovanović, BArch ’01, CEO and founder of SpaceView Inc., is the $240,000 winner in this year’s Angel Oregon pitch competition sponsored by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, which annually pools money from investors to fund a startup. SpaceView is a “shopping visualization” software app that helps people visualize a product in their home or office before buying it. The startup was selected from sixty applications; winners were announced during the annual Angel Oregon Showcase April 22 in Portland.
A graduate student in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management is looking forward to spending his summer working for the Save Elephant Foundation at Elephant Nature Park in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Master of Public Administration candidate Craig Wiroll was awarded a $6,000 Freeman Fellowship grant by the UO Center for Asian and Pacific Studies to help cover expenses related to the internship, where he’ll gain knowledge of international nonprofit administration and have opportunities to work hands-on with the elephants themselves.
The University of Oregon’s Product Design Program has teamed up with furniture company Groovystuff, of Dallas, Texas, on an education-to-industry cross-cooperative partnership in “The Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge.” Groovystuff is cosponsoring thirteen UO students for the challenge, which takes place in High Point, North Carolina, from April 18-23. The winning design will receive a royalty for life as a licensed product in the Groovystuff catalog, in addition to a $250 cash prize.
John Reynolds is well known in architecture circles for his passion and expertise creating sustainable energy-efficient buildings and living spaces. He has taught both architecture design and environmental control systems at the University of Oregon since 1967, is a coauthor of the widely used textbook, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, and wrote a highly acclaimed book on courtyard design and aesthetics.
The Sustainable City Year Program is moving to Central Oregon, selecting Redmond for the 2015-16 academic year. More than 400 University of Oregon students will work on more than twenty projects with the City of Redmond during the year, beginning this month when students from a bicycle transportation planning course tour the city to research existing infrastructure. "Redmond will be our first SCYP city east of the Cascades and we are thrilled about the partnership,” said Marc Schlossberg, codirector of the Sustainable Cities Initiative.