MAE student Abigail DeMasi and teammate take first place at the SEAS Innovation Challenge Showcase, ¡Viva Puerto Rico!

Abigail DeMasi (left) Joseph Schiarizzi (right)
Abigail DeMasi (left) and Joseph Schiarizzi (right)
May 07, 2018

The department congratulates Abigail DeMasi and her teammate Joseph Schiarizzi (CS) on their first place win at the SEAS Innovation Challenge Showcase, ¡Viva Puerto Rico! The event took place May 3 and was hosted by the GW Innovation Center. The 2018 Challenge was designed to support disaster relief in Puerto Rico in the areas of off-grid power and communications.  The event showcased projects created by the finalists in this year’s Challenge competition.  It also included a panel discussion and short documentary on the devastation caused in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, as well as a celebration of Puerto Rican culture through food and music. Abigail and Joseph's project focused on creating an affordable and portable networking communication device that uses radio power instead of cell towers.

For more information about the event read this GW Hatchet article.