By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering
A four-person team, featuring University of Connecticut Engineering and Business students, will test their luck on the PBS show “Make48.”
Make48, a nationwide invention competition documentary series, captures the journey of brilliant young innovators looking to create the next great consumer product from scratch. The team of four from UConn, sponsored jointly by the Schools of Engineering and Business, features Enoc Escobar, Jr. (Engineering Physics); Adrienne Schultz (Biomedical Engineering); John Kimball (Management); and Omar Anwar-Krumeich (Management and Engineering for Manufacturing).
The team will be filming at the Stanley Black & Decker Innovation Lab in Towson, MD from August 10-12, and will have 48 hours to build a marketable product prototype, create a promotional video, and present their idea to a panel of judges, according to a press release from the show.
After the presentations, the judges will pick three final teams, who will spend the remainder of the season working with mentors to bring their products to market.
The team from UConn will face off against 11 other college teams from Georgetown University, Rice University, Tulane University, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Kansas State Polytech, Kansas City Art institute, and Michigan Technological University.
For more information on the competition, and the show, please visit Make48’s website at Make48.com.