Tulane Novel Tech Challenge Celebrates Innovative Student Finalists

The Tulane School of Science and Engineering’s inaugural Novel Tech Challenge asked students to come up with a solution for a real-world problem and to build a prototype.

Tulane Novel Tech ChallengeOrganizers received applications from teams that have ideas to improve the environment, human health, education, and urban infrastructure through technology.

“Our graduates have been involved in start-up companies across the country,” says Nicholas Altiero, dean of the School of Science and Engineering. “When I speak with them, they often wish they could have started that process and learned more about the culture of innovation while they were at Tulane. This challenge will give our students a venue to do that.”

Student finalists will pitch their products in front of a live panel of Tulane alumni and industry professionals on April 15 at four o’clock. The challenge winner will receive a $5,000 grand prize.

“The work that undergraduates are doing is significant and very impressive,” says John Christie, executive director of the Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development at Tulane. “They are creating things that will make the world a better place.”

A reception will immediately follow the announcement of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation Prize winner.

For more information or to RSVP, email Christiana Lederman at clederma@tulane.edu.