Team Brittle Bones wins Undergrad Elevator Pitch Competition

Friday, January 24, 2014 11:09 AM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

Team Brittle Bones wins Undergrad Elevator Pitch Competition

Team Brittle Bones took first-place honors Jan. 23 in the fifth annual Rice Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Competition at McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium. The team won $1,500 for its presentation about the R-ARM, a robotic arm for use by someone with limited mobility. The competition drew engineering teams from the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen as well as individuals and independent design teams from across campus. Contestants made 90-second presentations about their projects. The pitches described their designs, the problem they were trying to solve, the competitive advantages of their design and the commercial potential of their devices or product. For more information, visit oedk.rice.edu/ep

The winning teams were:

First place -- Brittle Bones.
Team members: Nimish Mittal, Matthew Nojoomi and Sergio Gonzalez.

Second place  --  ParkiT.
Team members: Xin Huang, Jennifer Ding and Chris Ertel.

Third place  --  Magic Touch.
Team members: Bryan Solomon, Caitlin Makatura, Julie Walker, Mike Schubert and Holly Liang.

Fourth place  --  The Molar Express.
Team members: Bennie Chang, Emily Bache, Rebecca Lee, Kevin Cheng and Richard Nguyen.

Fifth place  --  Hospital in a Toilet.
Team members: Abhipray Sahoo, Evan Dougal, Jennifer Ding, Minyang Ma, Chenxin Fu and Christopher Buck.

Most investable -- The Molar Express.
Team members: Bennie Chang, Emily Bache, Rebecca Lee, Kevin Cheng and Richard Nguyen.

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