DEVCOM WISE Challenge Finalists

Apr 16, 2021

DEVCOM WISE Challenge FinalistsCongratulations 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.


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