Meet the Innovation Challenge Winners selected from our 2010-2011 competition finalists. (You can review all finalists in the program for the Announcement of Finalists.) Winners were eligible to earn awards of up to $10,000. Final Round Judges selected both the number of teams to receive awards and the size of the award per team. A total of $48,000 was distributed. Read their stories in our Press Room.

ASU Gel Fuel Stove ($2,000 Winner) ASU Gel Fuel Stove is creating a clean burning and efficient stove that will save time and lives by reducing environmental impact and decreasing the mortality rate due to indoor cooking, while creating a business for the gel fuel stove that makes it affordable, manufacturable, and desirable.

  • Aaron Smith, Graduate Student, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts / Team Leader
  • Christian Ayerh
  • Sean Kelly, Undergraduate Student, School of Sustainability
  • Krista Hicks, Undergraduate Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Sean McGraw, Undergraduate Student, School of Sustainability
  • Mark Henderson, Director of Global Resolve, ASU / Team Mentor

Augmented Innovation ($2,500 Winner) Augmented Innovations creates a novel computer interface for doctors to be ale to access and interact with patient data technologies in sterile environments.

  • Arash Tadayon, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / Team Leader
  • Colin Ho, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Sreekar Krishna, Assistant Research Technologist, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU / Team Mentor

bioSPY ($4,880 Winner) bioSPY is developing a proof-of-concept in a sound business model based on a healthcare need for peptide-enhanced medical devices that confer the specificity required in the administration of personalized medicine.

  • Casey Hallberg, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / Team Leader
  • Anil Prasad, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Neal Woodbury, Chief Scientific Officer, Biodesign Institute, ASU / Team Mentor

Carbon Roots International ($5,625 Winner) Carbon Roots International is a newly founded nonprofit organization wth the mission to address the needs of rural subsistence farmers through the production of green charcoal and biochar with pyrolyzers.

  • Ryan Delaney, Graduate Student, School of Sustainability / Team Leader
  • Hannah Erickson, Investigator, The Bronx Defenders, Holistic Public Defense
  • Eric Sorensen, Co-Founder, Carbon Roots International
  • Colin Tetreault, Faculty Associate, School of Sustainability
  • Brad Rogers, Associate Professor, College of Technology and Innovation, ASU / Team Mentor

Daylight Solutions ($4,700 Winner) Daylight Solutions drives economic development in developing countries and creates innovative approaches to meet the energy demands of today with a mindful awareness of the critically important energy demands of tomorrow.

  • David Metoyer, Undergraduate Student, W.P. Carey School of Business / Team Leader
  • Michael Pugliese, Graduate Student, College of Technology and Innovation
  • Raphael Hyde, Undergraduate Student, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Briar Schoon, Graduate Student, School of Sustainability
  • Dan O'Neill, Venture Acceleration Practice Lead, Venture Catalyst, ASU / Team Mentor

Doc-in-a-Box ($1,500 Winner) Doc-in-a-Box is the solution to meet the need for mobile medical clinics in disaster areas, while at the same time recycling unused shipping containers.

  • Gabrielle Palermo, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / Team Leader
  • Joshua Winterstein, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • John Walters, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Gwendolyn Torrens, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Randy Roberson, President and Founder, TeleHELP / Team Mentor

ForceFinder ($2,000 Winner) Force-Tracking is a new and modern way for accurately tracking and monitoring devices and/or people including, but not limited to, trucks, phones, people, cars, units of soldiers, even the shopping cart in your local grocery store.

  • Robert Mckay, Undergraduate Student, W.P. Carey School of Business / Team Leader
  • Joseph Brower, Technical Lead, Nexus Solutions
  • Jason Hamilton, Lead Developer, Nexus Solutions
  • Danial Mckay, Supply Chain Management Student, University of Phoenix
  • Asim Roy, Professor, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU / Team Mentor

Learn the Fiddle LLC ($500 Winner) MyMusicLesson.com is an online 'studio' that gives music teachers the ability to give real time music lessons, take payments from students, and set lesson appointments, while giving the student the ability to browse a nationwide catalog of instructors.

  • Michael Rolland, Graduate Student, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law / Team Leader
  • Nicholas Vaidyanathan, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Amber Marchetti, Owner, Marquette Marketing LLC
  • Hannah Ritchie, Graduate Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Curtis Miller, Co-Founder, Flatterline LLC / Team Mentor

Mulitplexed Diabetes Management ($1,500 Winner) Multiplexed Diabetes Management (MDM) is a transformative technology with long-term impact in diabetes care.

  • Aman Verma, Graduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / Team Leader
  • Christopher McBride, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Anabel Murillo, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Teagan Adamson, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Zachary Decke, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Jeffrey La Belle, Assistant Research Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, ASU / Team Mentor

OneShot ($10,000 Winner) OneShot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meningococcal meningitis vaccinations to college students living in dormitories and university housing; in one-for-one fashion, for every vaccine administered stateside, one will be donated to the meningitis belt of Africa.

  • Tyler Eltringham, Undergraduate Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Team Leader
  • Geoff Prall, Undergraduate Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Ginger Whitesell, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, W.P. Carey School of Business
  • Corey Frahm, Undergraduate Student, College of Nursing & Health Innovation
  • Tyler Liss, Undergraduate Student, College of Nursing & Health Innovation
  • Michael Mokwa, Marketing Department Chair, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU / Team Mentor

Partnered for Success ($1,000 Winner) Partnered for Success aims to encourage and support personal development, positive thinking and community engagement in the lives of orphaned and foster care youth in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

  • Nicollette Lewis, Undergraduate Student, W.P. Carey School of Business / Team Leader
  • Priya Nathan, Undergraduate Student, W.P. Carey School of Business
  • Hunter Riley, Director of Programs, Pat Tillman Foundation / Team Mentor

Project LOCAL ($2,000 Winner) Project LOCAL is developing a facility out of a retired shipping container that provides a safe and clean place to give birth; the team is also collaborating with U.S.-based doctors to develop a training program for practicing African midwives to prevent deaths by hemorrhage, sepsis, obstructed labor and hypertensive diseases.

  • Susanna Young, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / Team Leader
  • Louis Tse, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Brent Dodson, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Clay Tyler, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Jasmine Nejad, Undergraduate Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Jan Snyder, Program Manager, Engineering Student Outreach Retainment Program, ASU / Team Mentor

Project Upepo ($1,500 Winner) Project Upepo seeks to focus sustainable technology to produce meaningful change by combining education, employment and electrification via wind technology.

  • Emily Kempe, Undergraduate Student, College of Public Programs / Team Leader
  • Michael Hillebrand, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Alex Padilla, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Andrew Eckenrode, Undergraduate Student, School of Sustainability
  • Dan O'Neill, Venture Acceleration Practice Lead, Venture Catalyst, ASU / Team Mentor

Science Detectives ($4,295 Winner) Science Detectives (SD) is an after-school science program that focuses on inquiry and mastery of foundational scientific concepts.

  • Kevin Keller, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Team Leader
  • Eric Lehnhardt, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Adeline Hill, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, School of Sustainability/College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Eric Van Buren, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Scott Van Buren, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Joseph Foy, Professor, Barrett, The Honors College, ASU / Team Mentor

Seymour Innovative Engineering ($2,000 Winner) Seymour Innovative Engineering will create a low-cost respiratory monitor designed for infants at elevated risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  • Peter Seymour, Undergraduate Student, Barrett Honors Student, College of Technology and Innovation / Team Leader
  • Chell Roberts, Chair of Engineering, College of Teachnology and Innovation, ASU / Team Mentor

SP^2 Energy ($2,000 Winner) SP^2 Energy has developed a unique solar power generator and is collaborating with another Innovation Challenge award winner, Project LOCAL, to provide power for Project LOCAL's container clinic.

  • Aaron Peshlakai, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / Team Leader
  • Dimitris Papachristoforou, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Eu Teum Song, Undergraduate Student, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Anita Grierson, Director, METS Center for Motivated Engineering Transfer Students, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU / Team Mentor