Student teams participating in 2010 March Madness for the Mind exhibition created short videos that tell the story of their innovation. These videos were open for public viewing and voting March 8-19, 2010 and over 3,000 votes were cast.
First place went to OsmoPure from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Watch the Video. The OsmoPure team won $800 to help advance the project.
The other two video competition finalists were:
The Enhancing Bio-Morphological Helmet from Michigan Technological University Watch the video
The 2010 Olympus Innovation Award winners were announced last Friday at a ceremony at the NCIIA's Annual Conference in San Francisco. The winners are:
Olympus Innovation Award ($10,000):Paul Hudnut (left), instructor, Entrepreneurship Program-Management Department, College of Business, Colorado State University;
The Olympus Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award ($2,500): Jerry Engel (right), faculty director and founder, The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and adjunct professor, Hass School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
The Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award ($1,000): Jeffrey Blander (center), course co-director, Division of Health Science and Technology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NCIIA and Olympus Corporation congratulate Paul, Jerry and Jeff, and wish them continued success in their work. More information about the winners here.
Student teams participating in the 2010 March Madness for the Mind exhibition created short videos that tell the story of their innovation. These videos were open for public viewing and voting March 8-19, and over 3,000 votes were cast.
The final 3 team videos, as voted by the public are:
Recently, Humera Fasihuddin, one of NCIIA's resident entrepreneurs, spoke with Inventors Digest about what it means to be an entrepreneur. Read her insights on funding, networks, today's hot industries, and the support and advice NCIIA can provide to high potential student ventures.
UC Berkeley's ARUBA E-Team has been named by NASA as one of the world's top 10 projects that is 'contributing tangible progress to some of the greatest water challenges facing our planet.' The team is highlighted on NASA's Launch-water website. Take a look.
The innovation: ARUBA (Arsenic Removal Using Bottom Ash) removes arsenic from drinking water using bottom ash, the fine gray powder that piles up at the bottom of furnaces at coal-fired power stations. The ash is coated with ferric hydroxide, which binds to arsenic. The ash can then be removed from the water through filtration.
The ARUBA E-Team attended NCIIA's March Madness for Mind showcase in 2007. Next Saturday, March 27, March Madness for the Mind 2010 will be held at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Your chance to see the world's next great innovations!