Students Get Creative for the 2013 Innovation Challenge
September 24, 2013:
By Vicky Schultz
The winners of this year’s Freshman Innovation Challenge were chosen last week in three categories: Greatest Value Created, Most Creative, and Best Presentation of Concept. Each year, students enrolled in the Management 101 classes are asked to create a product using a common, everyday object. After being split into teams, this year’s freshmen were given plastic spoons and combined their innovative skills to create their inventive products.
A panel of five judges comprising of members of the Menlo community assessed groups on the creativity and effectiveness of the team designs. Students were able to build on key business strengths as communication and cooperation, market analyzing skills, and learning how to create value – some main concepts found in the market based economy.
The winning entries will be on display in the Library through October 2013.
Congratulations to the Innovation Challenge Winners for 2013:
Corey Inman, Raymond Roach & Kenneth Martey
Best Presentation of Concept:
“Spoon Petal Lamp”
Elias Hernandez, Stacey Parra, Nicole Gatrell, Duncan Inizan & Mathias Huber
Lainey Brown, Berny Platel, Nicholas Gordon & Kaya Johnson
Steele Escobedo, Jamie Nurenberg, Jessica Wheatcroft & Bianca Magpayo