Chemistry Students Advance in Collegiate Inventors Competition

Aaron Blanchard and Khalid Salaita with the Rolosense.
Aaron Blanchard and Khalid Salaita with the Rolosense. Photo via Georgia Tech.

Kevin Yehl and Aaron Blanchard (Salaita Lab) have advanced to the national finals in the 2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition in Alexandria, Virginia. Their invention, Rolosense, turns chemical energy into rolling motion.

Founded in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes and rewards the nation’s top collegiate inventors. In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Collegiate Inventors Competition is the nation’s foremost competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities. The Competition is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and AbbVie Foundation, with additional support from Arrow Electronics.

For more on their achievement, check out this article in the GA Tech/Emory Biomedical Engineering program newsletter.

Congratulations, Kevin and Aaron!

Update: The Rolosense team won bronze!