September 1, 2012
We enjoyed our best turnout ever at the 9th Annual RIT OSHA Education Center golf outing with 40 people in attendance, including 10 women. There was outstanding OSHA representation from both the Buffalo and Syracuse offices, including some first-time participants, and Jennifer Lawless traveled all the way from Maryland to join us!
May 1, 2012 Michelle Cometa - RIT News
Sean Petterson and Justin Hillery, inventors of the Strong Arm Ergonomic Lifting Safety System, placed first overall at the recent Open Minds Competition, part of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance 16th annual conference. The fourth-year students from Rochester Institute of Technology were part of the national showcase of collegiate student innovators, projects and prospective business ventures, held March 22–24 in San Francisco.
Their video about the Strong Arm device received the most votes in the Open Minds video competition and received a $1,000 award. The video competition is co-sponsored by NCIIA and Inventor's Digest magazine. They also won the award for People’s Choice for Best Innovation. In that award, investors, professors, NCIIA participants and others voted on the best invention.