Great Minds Gather in the Chairman's Room
The 2012 Strage Innovation Awards competition began early Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012. Thirteen undergraduate teams prepared and presented three-minute pitches.
Judges Paul Kennedy Class of '65, School of Business Professor Chick Kasouf, and School of Business Adjunct Professor Shari Worthington selected four teams to advance to the final round later that morning.
The final round teams were:
Team 6, Product: a wearable biometric measurement device that collects and displays physiological data Team members:
Yichao "Joy" Xu, ’12, ECE/BME (WPI Advisors: E Clancy & Y Mendelson)
Zhongjie Wu, ’12, ECE (WPI Advisor: X Huang)
Fangjie Ding, ’13 ECE (WPI Advisor: E Clancy)
Jun Wang, ’12 ECE (WPI Advisor: S J Bitar)
Quanquan Ma, ’14 MA/CS (WPI Advisors: J Petrucelli & G Hamel)
Team 1, Product: low speed stabilization device for motorcycle rider.
Jessica White, ‘13 ME (WPI Advisor: D Lados)
Alexander Segala, ‘13 ME (WPI Advisor: C Brown)
Adam Sears, SU ME (WPI Advisor: H Ault)
Team 10, Product: a line of custom networked energy control management solutions.
Michael Audi, ’12 ECE/RBE (WPI Advisor: J Duckworth)
John Manero, ’12 ECE (WPI Advisor: A Wyglinski)
Team 7, Product: high tech wireless technology for access to buildings.
Peter Wallace, ’12 MGE (WPI Advisor: S Taylor)
J.D. Sareault, ‘12 ME (WPI Advisor: C Furlong Vazquez)
Matthew DiPinto, ’14 MGE/ME (WPI Advisor: S Djamasbi)
Jerome Stewart, ’12 MGE (WPI Advisor: T-Y Wang)
Chris Garceau, ’12 MGE (WPI Advisor: C Kasouf)
We proudly announce the winners for the 2012 Strage Innovation Awards!
Team 6 (biometric device)
Second Place: Team 10 (custom energy management products)
Third Place: Team 1 (motorcycle aid device)
Honorable Mention: Team 7 (keyless entry)
We congratulate the students for an outstanding job of presenting their technologies, products, and new business visions. The Strage Innovation Awards program recognizes outstanding innovative thinking that develops student knowledge and practical experience in the translation of creative ideas into viable new projects or ventures, especially if interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial opportunity now or in the future. For more information on the Awards program, please read about the competition on its home page.