ME graduate students, Gideon Ukpai and Matthew Powell-Palm, have been selected to participate in the Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day, which will be held on April 24th at 5pm, in Blum Hall. Ukpai and Powell-Palm are one of seven Grand Prize finalist teams, from an original pool of more than 300 projects, competing for top honors and $5,000. Their Big Idea, Isochoric Preservation System, is a thermodynamic approach to extending the preservation of live organs up to 72 hours, thus transforming the accessibility of organ transplantation. Click here to watch a brief video of the team giving an overview of their innovation.
The Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day is open to all; RSVP here. Congratulations and good luck to Gideon and Matthew!
For more information: Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day Showcases Inventions of Top Student Teams