October 31, 2013
2013 Saluki Idea Competition Results AnnouncedThe final round for the Saluki Idea Competition took place at the SIU Tech Expo on Oct. 25. Judges included Jim Garvey, vice chancellor for research; Dennis Cradit, dean, College of Business; Robyn Laur Russell, SIU's director of business development and international trade; Chester Wilson, associate professor at Louisiana Techl and Lawrence Cruz, chief patent counsel for Conair Corporation. The competition was supported by Tech Expo sponsors and $1,000 in grant funds from the SIU Sustainability Council. The winners are:
First place: D.scribe by Christopher Faller and Briana Royster, seniors in Industrial Design.
Second place: Radiation Water Pump for Developing Countries or Off-grid Communities, by Felipe Paulino Silva and Abdiel Quetz, mechanical engineering students.
Honorable mention: PowerPrice, by Azadeh Omrani-Kermani, MBA student.
Honorable mention: ReNew, by John Leco, Gene Park, industrial design students.
Honorable mention: Solar For All, by David Schau, architecture and technology resource management.