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Ideas at Collegiate Inventors Competition 'represent a significant innovative leap'

Nov 05, 2014   |   by Brooke Metz   |   USA Today College

Undergraduate students around the country are inventing devices and programs that could one day change the world.

Many of them will be showcased at the 2014 Collegiate Inventors Competition Expo and Awards in Alexandria, Va. on Monday, Nov. 17. Seven undergraduate teams and seven graduate teams will compete.

“This is by no means an easy path,” says Eric Fossum, competition judge and Dartmouth [engineering] professor. “We look for ideas that have overcome serious obstacles, represent a significant innovative leap and have real-world applications.”

Ranging from an advanced color 3D printer to a device that measures accuracy in chemotherapy drug doses, all the projects could have major innovative impact.

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