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Category Archives: Winner Stories

Success Stories: Catherine Bass, CDC Healthy Behavior Data Challenge

MEET: Catherine Bass, Ph.D., director of informatics at Onlife Health in Nashville, Tenn. THE CHALLENGE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is constantly collecting and analyzing data that can be used by health professionals, government leaders and the … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Maggie Weighner, GSA Student Design Competition – New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza

MEET:  Maggie Weighner of Grand Rapids, Mich., a landscape architecture student at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. THE CHALLENGE: The General Services Administration (GSA) challenged students to reimagine the outdoor plaza at the new San Francisco Federal Building by … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Loren Hampton, NIH Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge

MEET: Loren Hampton, Graduate Student Instructor/Graduate Student at University of California, Berkeley THE CHALLENGE: A lack of awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) among the general public and affected communities can contribute to stigma and confusion about how the disease … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Jenna Ryan, SBA InnovateHER

MEET: Jenna Ryan, CEO of Uqora, San Diego, California THE CHALLENGE: InnovateHER is an annual cross-cutting prize competition sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to open opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout the United States to showcase products and services that have … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Erin Lavik, NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge

MEET: Erin Lavik, professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland THE CHALLENGE: Launched in June 2017 the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI), sought innovative ideas for … Continue reading

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NIST Challenge Creates Breakthrough in First Responders Technology

The time has come for the $50,000 NIST Virtual Public Safety Test Environment Challenge – we have the winners! It’s been a whirlwind of a competition. In just 60 short days, a community came together around a very technical and … Continue reading

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Q&A: JUMP Innovation Series Helps Innovator Take Giant Leap With Invention

No organization has all of the answers, and the next big idea could be germinating out among the American public. With this understanding, the Department of Energy launched a new crowdsourcing campaign that teams government labs with industry partners in … Continue reading

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Winning App Crowdsources Life-Saving Response to Opioid Overdose

In the United States, people are now more likely to die from a drug overdose than in a car accident. Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with opioids being the culprit in most of … Continue reading

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Challenge Winners Look to Root Out Contamination at Food Processing Plants

Some prize competitions seek to solve problems to benefit the public; others may spur industry through the creation of new businesses. And some do both. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) I-FAST competition sought to bring fundamental academic research to … Continue reading

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Q&A: Company Finds Validation, New Partners in Hearing Loss Challenge

Noise-induced hearing loss is prevelant among workers in industries from manufacturing to the military, where it is the most common disability among veterans. Each year, more than 20 million workers are exposed to noise levels that can cause irreparable damage … Continue reading

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