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First Prototype Fund Winners Announced

IDEA, the Entrepreneurs Club, and the Center for Research Innovation are proud to announce the first grant recipients of the Prototype Fund. Two students and one alumnus were awarded grants, which help cover the costs of bringing their ideas to life through the creation of prototypes.

IDEA congratulates Tom Olsen, Preston Turk and Robert Hertig. Olsen is a 2011 graduate of the College of Engineering looking to build a non-rotating wind energy generator. Turk is a freshman business major and photographer who will use his grant from the Prototype Fund to build a camera lens holder. Hertig is a senior engineering major who is working with a team to create a low-cost, vinyl record player.

Check out the complete announcement here to learn more about the recipients’ ideas and the prototypes they will be creating.