Congratulations to the UW iGEM team for their Gold Medal and Best Model Prize at the 2014 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The fourth-year design project group and start-up company Suncayr has been awarded the international runners-up prize in the James Dyson award competition. Their product is a color changing marker pen, full of UV responsive ink, that the user draws on their skin. When UV light hits the ink, it changes color – letting the user know that they need to reapply their sunscreen. They are the highest achieving Canadian entrant in history of this competition.
Drew Higgins, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the Grand Prize for the 2014 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Researcher Award for Fuel Cell Research. The purpose of this award is to encourage and recognize exceptional student research relating to fuel cell technologies.