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Join us for the 10th annual Summer Picnic as we wrap up our summer together to celebrate the successful work of our Research Park interns. All Research Park employees and interns are encouraged to attend. Meatheads and entertainment will be provided for all. 

During the event, we will honor 5 outstanding students with awards in the following categories: Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Startup, Most Advanced Marketing/Business Development, Best Technological Innovation, Most Valuable Undergraduate, and Most Valuable Graduate student employeets with awards at this event. The selected students will be receive trophies commemorating their achievement and a small gift from the Research Park. Selected students and their mentor/nominating manager will be able to share a few remarks about their experience.



Help us send members of the USA Paralympic Wheelchair Track & Field team off to Rio at this month’s Fire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour sponsored by Jump Labs. Bring the whole family to cool off with shaved ice from Kona Ice and participate in Olympic-themed relay races.


Come see our second cohort of startups share their venture progress and impact — and provide your advice and connections. Presentations are followed by a reception and networking session.


Join us on June 2nd for our Intern Blood Drive hosted by Community Blood Services of Illinois! 

Why you should donate:

  • More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.
  • One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
  • There is no substitute for human blood.
  • Someone needs blood every two seconds.
  • One unit of blood can be separated into several components: red blood cells, plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate.

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