The six category winners also were on hand to accept their awards. Stephen Boynton won the Consumer Products category for his LED Cocoon Tent. The Machinery & Equipment category top prize went to Jeremy Connell of Virginia Tech for his Cargo Management System. The Medical Category award was presented to Ajay Mahajan of Southern Illinois University Carbondale for a 3D Ultrasonic Neuronavigation System for Image-Guided Brain Surgery.
Joseph Hollmann of Spectral Biopsy won the Safety & Security category for his Personnel Beacon and Locator for Mine Workers. The Sustainable Technologies category winner was Ted Bristow of Creative Electric for his Ledtricity™ power source. And the Transportation category top prize went to Corban Tillemann-Dick of Tendix LLC for an Internally Radiating Impulse Structure (IRIS) Engine.
See full coverage of this year’s winners in the April issue of NASA Tech Briefs, or click here. The 2008 Create the Future contest will open for entries in July.