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Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes top student inventors
Date:10/22/2008

i>Greg Schroll, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: Alexander Slocum)
Spherical Vehicle with Flywheel Momentum Storage for High Torque Capabilities A spherical robot that uses a control moment gyroscope to store momentum for going up inclines and over obstacles.

Graduates

  • Curtis Chong, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Advisor: Jun Liu)
    Identification of the Antifungal Drug Itraconazole as an Antiangiogenic Agent Useful for Treating Cancer and Diabetic Retinopathy Potential to treat cancer and common issues associated with diabetes with Itraconazole, a drug typically used to treat fungal infections.

  • Nathan Clack & Khalid Salaita, University of California at Berkeley (Advisor: Jay Groves)
    Electrostatic Readout of Microarrays Potential to detect DNA sequences and identify diseases and pathogens using a rapid test without need for high tech resources.

  • Heejin Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: Michael Cima)
    Drug Delivery Device for Bladder Disorders A device that can be inserted nonsurgically into the bladder via the urethra, releasing a controlled dosage of a drug into the bladder through osmosis.

  • Harvey Liu, University of Texas at Dallas (Advisor: Kenneth Balkus, Jr.)
    Smart Textiles for the Preservation of Tissues and Organs A bandage that releases nitric oxidea gas that promotes vasodilation in blood vessels to keep them relaxed and flexiblein a controlled manner as it degrades.

  • Timothy Lu, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: J.J. Collins)
    Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria and Bacterial Biofilms with Engineered Bacteriophage and Synthetic Gene Sensors An engineered bacteriophagea virus that infects bacteriathat works in conjunction with antibiotics, making them much more effective.

  • Parthasarathy Madurantakam, Virginia Commonwealth University (Advisor: Gary
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