Georgia Tech InVenture Prize Winners Announced

Contact

Georgia Tech Media Relations
Laura Diamond
laura.diamond@comm.gatech.edu
404-894-6016
Jason Maderer
maderer@gatech.edu
404-660-2926

Sidebar Content
No sidebar content submitted.
Summaries

Summary Sentence:

Winners announced for 2nd InVenture Prize.

Full Summary:

Strengthening Apparel, Novel Drum selected as winning inventions in Georgia Tech InVenture Prize.

Media
  • 2010 InVenture Prize Winners 2010 InVenture Prize Winners
    (image/jpeg)

Judges announced the first and second place winners of the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize last night in front of a live, televised audience.

Mechanical Engineering major Patrick Whaley, from Duluth, GA, won first place with his OmegaWear strengthening apparel. Whaley's workout wear incorporates hydro-gel weights in the clothing, placing them over major muscle groups to help increase caloric burn and improve muscle endurance. Whaley also won the People's Choice Award, voted on during the broadcast by the audience. For first place, Whaley won $15,000, plus $5,000 for the People's Choice Award.

Aerospace Engineering major Sarah Vaden, from Huddleston, VA, won second place with the novel drum. Vaden, through principles learned in chemistry class, uses compressed gases to change the tone of a drum on the fly, while the drummer is playing. Her idea allows for one drum to produce different sounds. For second place, Vaden won $10,000.

Both winners will receive a free U.S. patent filing from the Georgia Tech Office of Technology Licensing, each valued at approximately $20,000.

The finals competition was held in the Ferst Center for the Arts, and broadcast live on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Former CNN science correspondent Miles O'Brien hosted, and Georgia Tech chemistry researcher Bahareh Azizi co-hosted.

Related Links

Additional Information

Groups

Home

Categories
No categories were selected.
Related Core Research Areas
No core research areas were selected.
Newsroom Topics
No newsroom topics were selected.
Keywords
InVenture Prize Competition
Status
  • Created By: Robert Nesmith
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 18, 2010 - 5:23am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:05pm