MDX+PSU Innovation Challenge Winners Announced!

Global Entrepreneurship Week went off spectacularly with busy events, selfies, and the winners of the Innovation Challenge announced!

Context: Eight teams of Middlesex University and Penn State students worked over 3 weeks to develop a solution to a problem they observed in one of four categories: green technology, in-the-home, social entrepreneurship, and technology. Here are the top 3 teams:

1st place- Team 5

A solution to the consequences of living with menstruation in developing communities. **This team has a won a trip to Croatia for Summer Jam 2015!

Team members: Matt Malencia (PSU), Matt Ciarrocca (PSU), Ogonna Amukamara (MDX), Elena Burykh (MDX)


2nd Place- Team 2

Exposing children to different cultures through intercultural television.

Team members: Yixuan (Heather) Li (PSU), Brandon Leshchinskiy (PSU), Anuwat Rattanaphan (MDX), Angieszka Pacholczak (MDX)


3rd Place- Team 7

“Flowinity”- A social media friendly computer interface

Team members: Mykola Korenovskyi (PSU), Amanda Crittenden (PSU), Taha Waseem (MDX), Priscilla Ross (MDX)


Other participating teams included:

Team 1: Abraham DeHart (PSU), Jaehong Kim (PSU), David Gutierrez (MDX), Raluca Curcan (MDX)

Team 3:  Jacob Dotts (PSU), Bryan Adams (PSU), Todorova Silviya (MDX), Michelle Moshiri (MDX)

Team 4: Vamshi Voruganti (PSU), Alexandra Brennan (PSU), Ben McCullough (MDX), Kerry Charalambous (MDX)

Team 6: Damien Morel (PSU), Misun Lee (PSU), Jorawar Singh (MDX), Gabriel Farias (MDX)

Team 8: Frank Gray (PSU), Abdulla Alshehhi (PSU), Shikkum Limbu (MDX), Sonam Sherpa (MDX)