Six Poole College teams competing in Lulu eGames April 24

Submitted by Anna Rzewnicki on Wednesday Apr 23, 2014.

Poole College has both undergraduate and graduate teams competing in the April 24, 2014, LuLu eGames at the NC State McKimmon Center. The Entrepreneurs Showcase begins at 2 p.m., followed b the Entrepreneurs Lecture and Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m.

F. Scott Moody, co-founder of K4Connect and previous chief executive officer and chairman of AuthenTec, is the key notespeaker. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. View registration details.

Following are Poole College’s teams in this year’s Lulu eGames.

  • Audiometrix, a Jenkins HiTEC project that provides a proprietary web-based teleaudiology solution that will revolutionize the way audiologists diagnose their patients’ ability to hear. Their product is comprised of two patent-pending technologies that allows audiologists to diagnose patients remotely. Team members are Will Bernholtz, Jenkins MBA candidate, 2015; Jim Di, doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, 2015, NC State College of Engineering and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Siddharth Jain, master of biomanufacturing candidate, 2015, NC State Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center; and Ken Sollars, Jenkins MBA candidate, 2014.
  • ephRemedies, Jenkins HiTEC project. The foundation of ephRemedies is a patented technology owned by East Carolina University and invented by Dr. Jitka Virag, associate professor of physiology at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU. The technology is comprised of ephrinA1, a protein that Virag discovered is expressed by heart muscle cells as a natural defense mechanism during a heart attack. Applied within four hours after a heart attack, the therapy significantly reduces the extent of damage to the heart muscle, decreasing a patient’s hospitalization time, recovery time, and probability of a second heart attack. The usage of this therapy will drastically reduce medical costs, while building a healthier road to recovery for over 600,000 annual heart attack survivors in the United States alone. Team members are: Lu Liu, doctoral candidate in fiber and polymer science, 2015, College of Textiles; Res Orgut, doctoral candidate in construction engineering and management, 2016, College of Engineering; Chris Smith, Jenkins MBA candidate, 2014; Steve Schillaci, Jenkins MBA candidate, 2014; Dr. Jitka Virag, assistant professor of physiology at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine.
  • The Handstand, entered by Michael Meglin, sophomore in accounting. This is a miniaturized music stand with the capability of being attached to flat surfaces by utilizing industrial strength suction. With two interchangeable options, users will be able to switch between using a collapsible music stand head that serves to secure paper-based guides and an electronic mount for more modern guides. He developed this as part of his Foundation in Arts Entrepreneurship course taught by Gary Beckman, in Arts NC State Department of Music. Meglin is competing in two categories: Arts Feasability Study Challenge and the Design and Prototype Challenge.
  • InstaSneaks: presented by Kyle Linton, Poole College senior majoring in business administration. This is an e-commerce company functioning primarily as a mobile application that brings together enthusiasts of special edition sneakers for the purposes of posting, buying, trading or exchanging information and sneakers. He is competing in the Design and Prototype Challenge.
  • Survivor Bolo, entered by Thomas Shepard Spaight Bryan, senior in business administration. This is a multi-functional bolo tie is designed with outdoor adventures in mind. The bolo is an innovative evolution of the traditional bolo tie, offering a dynamic and synergized array of functions without compromising the aesthetic appeal. He is competing in the Arts Feasability Study Challenge.
  • Thermaflow Solutions, a HiTEC project that leverages the latest micro-fluidics technology developed by Glenn Walker, associate professor of biomedical engineering, a joint NC State-UNC program, to provide a novel approach to flow cytometry, a prolific analytical tool used to count and sort mammalian cells for medical and biological research. The Thermaflow team members are Grant Culbertson, Jr., doctoral candidate in forest biomaterials, College of Natural Resources; Tristan Junghun Kim, Jenkins MBA candidate, 2015; Judd Melvin, master’s candidate in microbial biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Mukta Nag, master’s candidate in microbial biotechnology, 2014, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Joseph Thomas, MBA candidate, 2014.


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