Congratulations to the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Winners

Monday, November 21, 2011 2:21 PM | Anonymous

Check out the OEDK website at to see a list of all of the winners!


The undergraduate elevator pitch competition was held on last Thursday, November 17th and Ice Owls took the first place $1,500 prize. Congratulations to mechanical engineering majors Victor Leyva, Shai Bernstein, Tristan Clement, Geoffrey Holmes, Travis Howell, and Yean Lee on their win. The team was pitching their design project, which uses solar power to produce ice. See the list below for all of the winners!

3rd Annual Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Winners:

10 cash prizes totaling $6,150


1st Place Overall: $1,500

Ice Owls - Victor Leyva, Shai Bernstein, Tristan Clement, Geoffrey Holmes, Travis Howell, Yean Lee

2nd Place Overall: $750

Breath Alert - Rachel Alexander, Rachel Gilbert, Jordan Schermerhorn, Bridget Ugoh, Andrea Ulrich

Social and Global Health Ventures: ($400 each team)

Citybusters - Shidong Chen, Grace Ching, Jerry Lue, Sundeep Mandava, Joey Spinella

PEEK - Rebecca Hernandez, Charisma Kaushik, Jean Kim, Amy Liao, Sabha Momin

Medical and Rehabilitation Technologies ($400)

tCOIL - Alexander Dobranich, Trevor Mitcham, Michael Torre, Hana Wang, Erin Watson, Tyler Young

Energy, Sustainability and Electronic Technologies ($400)

Rice Recovery - Andrew Owens, Ethan Wagner, Kerry Wang,
          Robert Wilson

Research and Innovation: Laboratory, NASA & Military ($400)

Collar ID - Kareem Ayoub, Alicia Buck, Adriana Gamboa,
          Michael Heisel, Irma Martinez, Daniel Peng

Open Challenge: Hardware Solutions ($400)

Loco4Motion - Sonia Garcia, Allison Garza, Vivaswath Kumar,        
          Chester Kupchella, Joseph Song

Open Challenge: Networking, Software, and Public-interest Ventures ($400)

SNOWMAN - Mira Chen, Mingming Jiang, Frank Zhang

Houston Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)

1st Place: $1,000

Impossible Challenges - Andrew Amis, Joe Anderson, David Sullivan, Kern Vijayvargiya

 2nd Place: $500

Wisga - Ian Akash Morrison, Aniruddha Sen

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