CSU Ventures recognized 19 awardees for over $46,000 in cash awards.
 
Congratulations to the following students, faculty, and companies for their exceptional work.

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COMPANY SHOWCASE AWARDS


People’s Choice Award, $3000

Access Sensor Technologies
Representatives: Kai Fuller, John Wydallis, Mollie Philips, Thomas Reilly, Mark Schleiger


Customer Discovery Travel Awards, up to $3000 each

SurgiReal
Company Principal: Andrew Hendrickson

DashStrap
Company Principal: Karthik Palusa


POSTER SHOWCASE AWARDS

Excellence in Energy Award
(First Place $750, Second Place $300)

  1. Darrell Suer, Maren Meyers, Hellen Castro, and Dillon O’Hare
    ”The Cyan Project - Delivering Low Carbon Building Solutions in Emerging Markets”
    Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA, College of Business

  2. Hailey Summers, PI - Jason Quinn
    ”Quantifying the Environmental Impact of Colorado’s Cannibus Industry”
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Walter Scott, Jr., College of Engineering

People’s Choice Awards
(First Place $500, Second Place $250)

  1. Mihir Pakhale, PI - Mahdi Nikdast
    ”Eye of Horus (EoH): A Real-Time Automated Surveillance System to Protect Citizens”
    Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Walter Scott, Jr., College of Engineering

  2. Chris Catells, Mitch Shanahan, Elisha Nguyen, and Stephanie Lachman
    ”WASTEd: The Spirit of Fort Collins”
    Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA, College of Business

Innovation in Augmented or Virtual Reality
$3000

Jordan Nelson, PI - Tod Clapp
”A Collaborative, Immersive Environment:
Expanding the Value of Virtual Reality”

Department of Biomedical Sciences,
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

 

Innovation in Software
$3000

Kayvan Karimi Askarani, PI - Thomas Sale
”Real-Time Sensor-Based Groundwater Monitoring”
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Walter Scott, Jr., College of Engineering

 

Innovation in Programmatic & Educational Outreach
$3000

Abhishek Bhattacharjee, PI - Yan Vivian Li
”Smart Bandage Capable with Rapid Identification and
Monitoring of Bacterial Wound Infection”

Department of Design & Merchandising,
College of Health & Human Sciences

 

Excellence in Interdisciplinary Human-Centered Design Thinking
$3000

James Johnson, PI - Kirk McGilvray
”Chronic Rotator Cuff Model Generation:
A Pathway to Regenerative Therapies”

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Walter Scott, Jr., College of Engineering

 

Harish Monoharan,
Meagha Chilakalapudi Ramana Kumar
”In-line Analysis of Beer Production using NIR Spectroscopy with Artifical Intelligence-Based Closed Loop Control System”
Institute for Entrepreneurship, College of Business

The Institute for Entrepreneurship Game Changer Award
$3000

 

MIchelle Haddix - PI M. Francesca Cotrufo
”A Separation of Soil Organic Matter that is
Meaningful, Measurable, Modeled, and Mass-Producible”
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Warner College of Natural Resources

Innovation in Natural Resources
$3000

 

Innovation in Liberal Arts
$3000

Raymond Sumner, PI - Jason LaBelle
”The Days after Colorado’s Darkest Day: Historic Archaeology, Digital Humanities, and Heritage Tourism’s Role in Saving Rural America”
Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts

 

Haleigh Chwirka, PI - Matthew Malcolm
”Dressing for Success: It’s in the Details”
Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health & Human Sciences

Innovation in Health & Human Sciences
$3000

 

Cody Carrell, PI - Chuck Henry
”Bacteria Detection Made Simple: The Next Revolution in Food Safety”
Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences

Innovation in Natural Sciences
$3000

 

Jake Wolynski, PIs - Kirk McGilvray & Christian Puttlitz
”Predicting Bone Fracture Healing with bioMEMS Sensors”
School of Biomedical Engineering,
Walter Scott, Jr., College of Engineering

Innovation in Engineering
$3000

 

Peter Means, PI - Keith Paustian
”Building Environmental Assessment Metric (BEAM)”
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, College of Agricultural Sciences

Innovation in Agricultural Sciences
$3000

 

Jared Luxton, PI - Susan Bailey
”Enabling Diagnoses for Undiagnosed Diseases:
Novel Genomic Screen for Structural Variation”

Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences,
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Innovation in Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
$3000