InVenture Prize Competition 2009

Listed below are the 2009 InVenture Prize finalists. Click on a team name to learn more about the competitors and their inventions.

Watch undergraduate student George P. Burdell get ready to compete in a special featured video to the right.

Participating Teams

Chlorocyte Bioreactor

1st Place
Joseph Abrahamson
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William Boyd
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Sanjay Challa
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Kento Masuyama
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Andrew Punnoose
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A photobioreactor system to grow and harvest algae that are fed by the emissions from fossil-fuel burning power plants.
"We want to build a world where energy and the environment go hand in hand."

DialPrice

1st Place
Roger Pincombe
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"The InVenture Prize excites me because it focuses on my personal entrepreneurial and inventive skills, and could help me be the employer, not the employee."

Admissions Conquered

Joy Buolamwini
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Admissions Conquered is a web-based system that makes the college application process easier by centralizing resources and allowing users to find what is personally relevant while sharing and gaining insights.
"The InVenture Prize Competition gives a foundation for my castles in the sky."

Glucose Monitor

Elizabeth Bramblett
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Meredith Goolsby
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Sonya Parpart
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Kimberly Roush
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A minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring system that can be placed inside an existing IV line to monitor glucose levels in hospital patients.
"Competing in the InVenture Prize is the culmination of [our] experience at Georgia Tech ... this competition will be invaluable in pursuing future endeavors."

Heat 'n Go

Jessica Carter
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Mario Taylor
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The Heat 'n Go is a self-heating reusable food container providing the convenience of heat anywhere.
"An idea thoughtfully and passionately pursued has the potential to change lives."

HIV Medication Scheduler

Ryan Turk
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A digital watch that displays symbols coordinated with labeled packages of pills so that illiterate HIV/AIDS patients in third world countries can take complex medication.
"The InVenture Prize lets me use my creativity towards a goal of bettering the lives of others. Thanks to the creators for that opportunity."

iCherry

Kelly Michaud
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Pedro Perez
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Larry Shorey
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Attaches to a USB thumb drive and alerts the user if they are about to forget the drive.
"The competition means that anyone can be an inventor, as long as the inventor has a vision and passion to bring forth their invention."

Medical Transporter

Matt Eicholtz
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Ben Goldsmith
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Drew Hess
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Brandon Kearse
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Ji Kim
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Isolates an injured patient from the vibration of their transportation means to lessen potential for further injury and to increase patient comfort.
"The fast paced InVenture Prize is helping the Gurney Guys transition from academia to industry faster than their schedules allow."
Video
Host(s)
Pete Ludovice
Judge(s)
Terry Blum, Merrick L. Furst, David N. Ku and Joy Laskar