On Wednesday, December 5th, a team of Cleveland State students led by Weston Ideation Lab Manager and Professor Jay Schach presented their multidisciplinary solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges alongside Case Western Reserve University students.
The Cleveland State University class used LeanLaunchPadCentral, an online innovation ecosystem software that reinforced their classroom learning in MGT 443/543: Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship course is an elective within the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State open to all undergraduate and graduate students that teaches lean startup methodologies.
Cleveland State University students that participated included:
|Alexander Baszuk||Dylan Bresnick||Macail Dash|
|William Davis||Kristy Fann||Angelo Giaimo|
|Black Hochadel||Saniyyah Hughes||Thomas Kociuba|
|Raymond McCray||Ramone McDaniel||John Murray|
|Eric Novakovic||Jaskaran Singh||Theresa Strahensky|
|Ihsaan Tayeh||Gabriella Thomas||Cameron Tolbert|
|Ahmad Alafyouni||Dmitrii Alexeenco||Olivia Beebe|
|Alex Elder||Neil Harrison||Jonathan Kostranchuk|
|Michael Marotta||Alyssa Orlandi||Nishant Poojary|
|Gabrielle Ricks||Stephanie Vazquez-Hernandez||Boureima Yugo|
Part of the Cleveland Water Alliance’s broader Erie Hack movement, this collaboration was designed to provide both CSU and Case students with skills to further compete in the $100,000 Innovation Challenge in 2019.
Cleveland State University students interested in participating in Erie Hack should contact Jay Schach at email@example.com or the faculty and staff in the Weston Ideation Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A panel of expert judges were on hand to provide the students with feedback. The judges included:
- Bryan Stubbs, Executive Director, Cleveland Water Alliance
- Blake Oatey, Director of Business Development, Oatey Corp.
- Dorothy Baunach, Executive Director, DigitalC
- Ken Loparo, Faculty Director of ISSACS and Co-Director of the IoT Collaborative at Case Western Reserve University
- Nicolette Jaworski, Director of External Affairs, AT&T
- Julie A Wolin Ph.D., Associate Chair and Professor of Environmental Science at CSU
Held on the Case Western Reserve University Campus in Clapp Hall, the project was made possible through collaboration with Case Western Reserve University Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Department, Dr. Peter Whiting. Dr. Whiting required students in his EEPS 220 Environmental Geology course to participate.
Titles of the teams and their presentations were:
- Ultrasonic Algae Destroyers: "Ultrasonic Technology"
- The Purifiers: "Home Water Tester and App"
- Finding Algae: "Farm Fish Filtration System"
- Engauge H2O: "Database Farm using BlockChain Technology"
- Social Trek: "Social Media App for Like-minded Sustainability Community"
- Algae Bloom Education: "Farmer Certification Program"
- Educators of the Future: "K-12 Environmental Impact Lessons"
- NanoPure: "Using Nano Technology to filter harmful metals in home water systems"