In 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) observed the first detection of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime created by the cataclysmic collision of two black holes. The Syracuse University Gravitational Wave Group played a leading role in this…
Mechanical Engineering Student Named a Finalist for National Business Accelerator Award
Mechanical engineering student Russell Fearon ’20 is one of nine national finalists for the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator and will present his work on Oct. 17 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. A panel of judges will determine the top two candidates to receive grants of $50,000 and $20,000.
Fearon will showcase the wearable diabetes management device he developed with teammate Ricardo Sanchez ’21 during the Invent@SU session on the Syracuse University campus this summer. Their SugEx watch contains a lancer to prick the skin and a built in glucometer to simultaneously calculate a blood sugar reading.
Fearon and Sanchez are working with the Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library to advance their project.
In addition to the top prizes, the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator will award a $5,000 prize to the “fan favorite” selection. Voting is conducted online.