Faculty Organizing Committee

The Faculty Organizing Committee serves to provide guidance to the InVenture Prize Coordinator and to help select and guide student teams for the InVenture Prize Finals. 

Craig Forest, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Director of Precision Biosystems Laboratory
Merrick Furst, Ph.D.
  • Distinguished Professor, College of Computing
  • Founder, Center for Deliberate Innovation
Joy Harris, Ph.D.
  • Director, Engineering for Social Innovation Center
Pete Ludovice, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Nakia Melecio
  • Startup Catalyst, ATDC
Christopher Reaves, Ph.D.
  • Executive Director, Academic Engagement Programs
Todd Sulchek, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor of Bioengineering
Ray Vito, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
  • Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs