DEVCOM WISE Challenge Finalists
Congratulations to the following teams for being selected to advance to the DEVCOM Warfighter Innovation in Science and Engineering (WISE) Challenge Finals:
• Team Superstrand. Their project seeks to design a biosensing, conductive textile material for military uniforms, synthesized using a carbon nanotube and cellulose nanofiber composite. The team members are, Cadets Felita Zhang, Edward Tang, Paul Trackey, Danielle Lynch, Hunter Beauchamp, and Jeff Tantow. Advisor: COL John Burpo, Dept. of Chemistry and Life Science.
• Team SWAT-C (Squads with Autonomous Teammates Challenge). Their project seeks to design, build, and test semi-autonomous air and ground-based vehicles to augment warfighter situational awareness and engagement capabilities. The team members are, Cadets Andrew Mizell, Madison Teague, and Bryan Kim. Advisors: COL Christopher Korpela, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and LTC Steve Chetcuti, Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
• Team Defenders. Their project seeks to design, print, and test a new structure for the armor plate of a combat vehicle against a buried blast while optimizing the plate to be as light as possible. The team members are, Cadets Jarrett Justice, Courtney Loomis, Tyler Kim, and Jesus Carillo. Advisor: Dr. Kevin McMullen, Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
WISE is a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) competition sponsored by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Soldier Center and approved by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research & Technology. You can View the Semi-Finals here. The WISE virtual Finals event will take place on April 27, 2021. View for Schedule.