InVenture Prize Competition 2010

Listed below are the 2010 InVenture Prize finalists. Click on a team name to learn more about the competitors and their inventions.

Relive all the exciting moments by watching the broadcast of the 2010 InVenture Prize finals to the right.

Participating Teams

Strengthening Apparel

1st Place
People's Choice
Patrick Whaley
Mechanical Engineering
Duluth, GA
Omega Wear, exercise clothing without range of motion limitations.
"Winning the InVenture Prize will help me revolutionize the athletic training industry."

Novel Drum

2nd Place
Sarah Vaden
Aerospace Engineering
Huddleston, VA
Pneumatically Elevated Pitch Drum, a drum tuning device.
"If I won the InVenture Prize, it would give me the necessary momentum to revolutionize the drumming community as a whole. It would be a statement for the prevailing power and integration of technology in music. Basically, it would give me the means to fulfill my dream of applying my engineering talents to my creative passions."

Developing World Pump

Stephen Cazayoux
Mechanical Engineering
Roswell, GA
Simon Clark
Mechanical Engineering
Columbus, GA
Denise Elaine Hewes
Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Daniel Henyu Lin
Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Hugh Linton
Mechanical Engineering
Black Mountain, NC
Constantine Polizos
Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Multifunction Automobile Powered Pump, a device for water access in the developing world.

Drive Awake

Brandon Fox
Biomedical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Robert Lindemann
Aerospace Engineering
Yorktown, VA
Ganesh Nair
Aerospace Engineering
New York, NY
Neil Shah
Biomedical Engineering
Norwood, NJ
Rohan Trivedi
Biomedical Engineering
Haymarket, VA
EEG Brainwave Analysis Headset, a device to prevent drowsy driving.
"Winning the InVenture Prize competition would give me the opportunity to create a company which aims to develop products that save lives."

Express Press

Joyce Zou
Industrial Design
Alpharetta, GA
A French press coffee maker that prevents bitter coffee.
"I love coffee and I love to design products. Competing in the InVenture Prize has allowed me to combine these passions."

Koozie Cooler

Lindsay Brandino
Mechanical Engineering
Alpharetta, GA
Robert Gillan
Mechanical Engineering
Coral Springs, FL
Matthew Hickey
Mechanical Engineering
Lawrenceville, GA
Matthew Kinsel
Mechanical Engineering
Cartersville, GA
Nicole Miller
Mechanical Engineering
Canton, GA
Charlie Puch
Mechanical Engineering
St. Louis, MO
The Koozie Cooler, a portable beverage cooler.
"The InVenture Prize is a great opportunity to help fuel my engineering passion and grow as an inventor."

Memory Boosta

Quinn Lai
Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong, China
A flash card organizing system.
"The InVenture Prize gives me an opportunity to contribute to the future of education."

Web Collectives

Christopher Stuckey
Computer Science
Greenville, SC
FandomU is a computer program that connects people in interest-based collectives.
"The InVenture Prize is giving me the runway necessary to make Fandom U really fly."
Miles O'Brien and Bahareh Azizi
Scott Slade, Greg Foster, Laura O'Conner Hodgson and David N. Ku