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2018 Festival Awards


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Photo credit: Ted Krupicka
ALL WINNERS: Honorable mention winners Aishwarya Uniyal, Dave Villareal; GOLD Prize winners Jeremiah Zucker, Ketan Reddy, Tyler Krupicka, and SILVER Prize Winners Italo Sayan and Nathan Raw. Also pictured: CPSI STEAM Prize Chair John Klofas, Ph.D. and Ernest Fouque PhD. Committee member. Committee members not shown: Dr. Tisha Smith; Dr. Venessa Mitchell, Dr. Irshad Altheimer, Dr John McCluskey.

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Italo Ketan, Nathan Raw, winners of the SILVER Award of $2500 dollars.

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Photo credit: Ted Krupicka
holding check: Jeremiah Zucker, Ketan Reddy, Tyler Krupicka, winners of the GOLD $5000 dollar Prize. Dr. John Klofas presenting the award.

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ALL WINNERS w committee representatives.

The inaugural CPSI STEAM Prize (an award for a project in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics applied to the topic of Public Safety) was awarded at the Imagine RIT Festival by the Center for Public Safety Initiatives in the Department of Criminal Justice at RIT.

The Gold Prize of $5000 was awarded to Tyler Krupicka, Ketan Reddy, and Jeremiah Zucker, (Computer Engineering students).

The Silver Prize of $2500 was awarded to Italo Sayan (Business Administration-Finance), and Nathan Raw (Management Information Systems).

Honorable Mention was awarded to Dave Villarreal and Aishwarya Uniyal (both MFA students in Industrial Design).

Information about the winners and their projects is attached in the document titled “Winners Information”.

Please contact Amy D’Amico, liaison to the CPSI STEAM Committee, for more information.

Fram Awards for Applied Critical Thinking

Each year, the RIT Fram Chair offers awards for Excellence in Applied Critical Thinking (ACT). Winners are announced prior to Imagine RIT and awards are presented at Imagine RIT. For information about Applied Critical Thinking (ACT) at RIT, please visit the ACT website. This year’s winners are as follows:

Fram Large Group Award: Composting & Recycling: Imagine Sustainability & Food

Team: Stefano Alfredo Agostino, Carmella Mapong Anak Bangkong, Sarah Brooke Bentzley, Matthew Bollinger, Scott Alexander Carlton, Ashley Casimir, Mercy Chado, Alyssa Christner, Ibrahim Cisse, Joshua Thomas Dunn, Tyler Joseph Gamble, Austin Joseph Giacomelli, Aleksandrs Huck, Eric Kelleher, Ethan J. Koval, Katherine Rose Larson, Joelle Christina Marston, Grayson Charles Morin, Alex Nieschlag, Jenny Rose Patterson, Morgan K. Rennie, Elizabeth Ciaccia Rintels, Hannah Elizabeth Schewtschenko, Corbin Frank Shamburger, Yang Shen, Jorge Daniel Soto, Amelia Millicent Sykes, Michelle Wong, Andrew Bernard Yoder, Violet Evening Young, Elizabeth Alice Moore

Abstract: With increasing global challenges such as climate change and inequality, integrated solutions are needed. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including quality education, clean water, and no poverty challenge everyone to achieve the goals by 2030. Our Sustainable Development class has researched the sustainability pillars and identified a local sustainable development challenge in the context of the SDGs. Our exhibit highlights multiple solutions to educate the local community on the role they can play in helping to achieve the SDGs through proper composting and recycling practices to reduce waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and increase responsible consumption.

Fram Small Group Award: Commercializing Pumice Roofing Tiles in Nicaragua

Team: Thomas J. Higgins III, Karina Alexandra Penaloza, Camila Mota Oliveira

Abstract: This exhibit features the capstone project of three MS Management students trying to help an engineering team from KGCOE commercialize their pumice roofing tile design in Nicaragua. The students are trying to formulate accurate statistical projections to support recommendations for a go-to-market strategy for a new business in El Sauce, Nicaragua. The students are using statistical agency reports on key economic factors (i.e. GDP per capita growth projections, etc.) coupled with local vendor quotations and estimates to try and extrapolate potential market penetration, growth and success factors based on chosen business operation strategies for this new product.