TechQuest Innovation Competition

 

(2017 TechQuest Competition award winners)

TechQuest Competition, sponsored by Jim Stevenson Foundation, promotes and rewards innovation among NJIT undergraduates.  Participants must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semester of their year of entry.   Students may form teams consisting of undergraduates from any NJIT department. There is no limit to the number of members on a team, but small interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. Teams are responsible for organizing themselves and must designate a contact person.  Teams may have an advisor, a  NJIT faulty member or other person associated with NJIT. 

NJIT undergraduates individually or as a team may enter the 2017 innovation competition and be eligible for awards and stipends totaling up to $18,000.

Questions on the eligibility of an advisor should be referred to Dr. Atam Dhawan. Class projects, including those for design courses, Undergraduate Research and Innovation Program (URI), and research projects by undergraduates may be entered in the competition. Projects entered in TechQuest may build on prior projects, but the presenting team must identify its unique contribution to the presented work.  Previous TechQuest award winners are not eligible to enter the same project in the competition again. 

In the preliminary round of judging, eight to twelve finalists will be selected from entrants based on a five-page written report due on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  In the final round of judging, the eight to twelve finalists (individuals or teams) compete in the oral presentation on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. TechQuest winners will be announced on Innovation Day, Monday, April 10, 2017.

Click here to view a presentation on Intellectual Property.  This will be presented on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Campus Center 240, 2:00-3:00.

For more information about the TechQuest competition and how to participate, please go to TechQuest Awards 2017 and URI Student Seed Grant Phase-2 Information and Guidelines.

Click here for the 2017 TechQuest and URI Phase 2 (Track 1) Proposal Application Form


 

2017 TechQuest Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to all TechQuest Innovation Competition winners and finalists.  Winners and Finalists from TechQuest, URI Student Seed Grant Awards, Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge, Innovation Acceleration Club, NSF I-Corps, and McNair Scholars were recognized on the NJIT Innovation Day on April 10, 2017.  You can download the 2017 Innovation Day Program with the list of winners and participating students.  

First Place

Sruti Rachapudi (BME)

Project: Ocular Drug Delivery

Faculty Advisor: Vivek Kumar, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

First Place (1st Time)

John Palmieri (BME), Dhara Rana (BME), Jennifer Rochette (BME), Neha Syal (BME)

Project: AudIQ: Never Say What Again

Faculty Advisor: Antje Ihlefeld, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

Second Place

Matthew Reda

Project: SnoBot: Autonomous Snow Removal

Faculty Advisor: Cesar Bandera, Martin Tuchman School of Management 

 

Third Place

Richard Ching (IT), Timothy Dijamco (CS), Daniel H. Wang (Bio)

Project: Integrated Intelligence Modeling: A Smart Course Scheduling Application

Faculty Advisor: Songhua Xu, Department of Information Systems

 

TechQuest Prototype Winners

First Place (1st Time)

John Palmieri (BME), Dhara Rana (BME), Jennifer Rochette (BME), Neha Syal (BME)

Project: AudIQ: Never Say What Again

Faculty Advisor: Antje Ihlefeld, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

Second Place

Richard Ching (IT), Timothy Dijamco (CS), Daniel H. Wang (Bio)

Project: Integrated Intelligence Modeling: A Smart Course Scheduling Application

Faculty Advisor: Songhua Xu, Department of Information Systems

 

TechQuest Finalists

Ayesha Ali (BME)

Project: The Fabrication of a Novel Carbon Fiber Microelectrode for Interfacing with the Brain

Faculty Advisor: Mesut Sahin, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

Ryan Archer (Chem)

Project: Inexpensive Flexible Glucose Bio-Sensor

Faculty Advisor: Zafar Iqbal, Department of Chemistry

 

Mohamed Hassan (CE)

Project: Development of Reactive Nanobubble Technology for Green and Sustainable Water Pollution Mitigation Processes

Faculty Advisor: Wen Zhang and Taha Marhaba, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Shawn Huynh (ChE) and Tej Patel (ChE)

Project: Hybrid 3D printer for fabrication of scaffolds with multi-scale complexity

Faculty Advisor: Murat Guvendiren, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

Olivia Hadlaw (EE), Matthew Shpiruk (EE), Sergio Hernandez (ME), Iain Morrison (ME)

Project: PiezoElectric Energy Harvesting Tires for Bots

Faculty Advisor: Vivek Kumar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Kyle Dobiszewski, Honors College


Click here to view the 2016 TechQuest Innovation Competition award winners.


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