Tara Wright, biomedical engineering student in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, stands for recognition as her team, BanglaEPICS Water Distribution Team, is announced as an Innovation Challenge Finalist at the Innovation Challenge Summit held Saturday, January 22. All teams that applied for the Innovation Challenge were invited to attend this event filled with interactive workshops to help students move their ideas forward. The event concluded with an announcement of finalists. Photo by Kyle Patton
The Arizona State University Innovation Challenge, a funding opportunity for ASU undergraduate and graduate students looking to make a difference in local and global communities, announced the list of finalists on Saturday, bringing 30 student teams closer to the chance of winning up to $10,000.
This year 153 applicants applied for the competition, a 50 percent increase from last year. In spring of 2010, 16 teams were awarded funding ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.
Last year, $35,000 was distributed to student teams. Over $45,000 will be awarded this year, with grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.