Professional & Career Development
HAIBI Happenings Web Director | January 2, 2024

HAIBI Coordinator Kerry Smart is eagerly preparing for the upcoming Thomas Cup scheduled for March 29-30. This exciting event, open to all Maine high school students, offers a unique opportunity for teams of five to engage in science, technology, engineering, and innovation competitions. Participants can showcase their talents in areas such as cyber defense, esports, computer science, and crime scene analysis. Beyond the thrill of competition, the Thomas Cup holds the promise of scholarships to Thomas College, with awards potentially totaling up to $10,000 over four years. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced enthusiast, all Maine high school students are encouraged to join. The event will not only provide a platform for friendly competition but also an opportunity to learn, succeed, and have fun, guided by the support of Thomas College professors, staff, and current students. It’s an event where passion meets opportunity, and every participant has the chance to leave their mark on the coveted Thomas Cup.

In addition to preparing for the Thomas Cup, HAIBI Coordinator Kerry Smart is also actively involved in the upcoming Greenlight Maine – College Edition, presented in collaboration with The Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation. This spring, the competition invites all Maine college and university students to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit by submitting a “3 min. Business Pitch” video by 4:00 PM on January 26th to [email protected]. The initiative seeks businesses or ideas with the potential to scale and become regional brands. With the video submissions falling within the time range of 2 minutes and 45 seconds (2:45) to 3 minutes and 15 seconds (3:15), students have the opportunity to present their innovative concepts for a chance to make a lasting impact on Maine’s entrepreneurial landscape. Kerry Smart’s commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship at Thomas College continues to provide students with platforms to turn their ideas into reality.