2017-2018: “Make to Learn” Challenge

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Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the 2017-2018 President's Design Challenge! 

All Clarkson University students were invited to participate in the President's Design Challenge to come up with a solution to "the big question" proposed by President Collins: How might Universities use intelligent and/or autonomous technologies to positively impact how we live and learn on a college campus?

We are proud to announce that there were 29 teams, 136 student, 27 unique majors, and all class years represented in this year's President's Design Challenge! 

There were several awards that were presented to the students who participated as well as faculty members and campus support offices that assisted students throughout the challenge. 

 

Congratulations Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the inaugural President's Design Challenge. Everyone's hard work has paid off and we congratulate the below winners.

Top Team

Immaterial Industries

  • Alden Minard
  • Allison Tessier
  • Demetrius Boone
  • Jackie Otala
  • Jonathan Burbank

Best In Category

Dronarama

  • Austin Gleim
  • Hawa Drame
  • Myrna Gonzalez
  • Justin Opini
  • Joseph Mendoza

Last Minute Tech

  • Jacob Merritt
  • Kati Murphy
  • Matt Hawthorne

Five Broke Girls

  • Michaela Tangredi
  • Randi Rondeau
  • Allison Ryan
  • Carolanne Switzer
  • Gillian Kurtic

Magna Ipsum

  • Jorge Margain
  • Jeremiah Godfroy
  • Sarmad Mehrdad
  • Will Olding

Immaterial Industries

  • Alden Minard
  • Allison Tessier
  • Demetrius Boone
  • Jackie Otala
  • Jonathan Burbank

Tony's Tigers

  • Adam Holden
  • Jake Fox
  • Courtney Talarico
  • Grace Brown

First to Register/Best in Showcase/Crowd Favorite

Five Broke Girls

  • Michaela Tangredi
  • Randi Rondeau
  • Allison Ryan
  • Carolanne Switzer
  • Gillian Kurtic

Implementation Ready

Team Alpha

  • Taylor Gratton
  • Jason Phelps
  • Craig Beucler

Greatest Campus Impacts

Greatest Financial Campus Impact

Alpha Design

  • Austin Koning
  • William Coleman
  • Brian Guntharp
  • Braylin Sheppard
  • Matthew Binns

Greatest Educational Campus Impact

Drop Bears

  • Asa Westerdale
  • Caleb Adams
  • Monica Phadnis

Greatest Environmental Campus Impact

2Go

  • Abhilash Sikenpore
  • Michael Howard
  • Christian Kackley
  • Hunter Hardy
  • Jeff Gentile
  • Alex Figueroa-Rosa
  • Thomas Elfving
  • Han Tran

Best Incremental Innovation

The Troika

  • Summer Lancette
  • Eva Montagne
  • Ryan Sheridan

Most Innovative New Technology

Team Kaizen

  • Robert Brockway
  • Jared George
  • JC Maclean
  • Daniel Pinkerton
  • Sidney Spiers

Best Collaboration Among Disciplines

THE Connected Campus

  • Alex Knapp
  • Austin Milone
  • Cullen Scheer
  • Katrina Stevens
  • Michael Ruiz
  • Shawn Schneider

Campus Champions

Campus Champion are those individuals who have referred the greatest numbers of teams for The President's Challenge

Andrew David, Assistant Professor/Director of Freshman Biology

Jim Carroll, Associate Professor

John Milne, Neil '64 & Karen Bonke Associate Professor

Outstanding Campus Support Offices

Clarkson Dining Services

Facilities & Services

Thank You

Thank you to all of those that participated, assisted and judged for the first annual President's Challenge. We look forward to next year's challenge and working with those who will be participating.

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