- Mechanical Engineering
- Class of 2016
- Redondo Beach, CA
Morgan Schweitzer of Los Angeles, CA awarded Fall 2015 Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition
2015 Dec 3
Morgan Schweitzer, Class of , was named a winner in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Fall 2015 Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition.
Schweitzer's entry, Guide, assists visually impaired individuals with everyday tasks to increase safety and independence. There will be a line of products designed mainly for use in the kitchen to serve this population.
Schweitzer is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
The Change the World Challenge competition is a twice-yearly event created to support entrepreneurship education and inspire Rensselaer students to consider ways to improve the human condition. Each semester, a $10,000 prize is shared by the winning students and student teams who develop innovative ideas and inventions. Patent application assistance is also given to the winning student proposals when applicable.
Established in 2005 by Rensselaer alumnus and entrepreneur Sean O'Sullivan '85, the Change the World Challenge competition has helped to validate new student ideas.