On November 15th, the Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program celebrated the winners of the Stephen and Geraldine Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize. This prize is awarded annually to student teams that best demonstrate interdisciplinary engineering design and entrepreneurial spirit. The purpose of the prize is to promote the advancement of research at Tufts through projects that assist in translation of research discoveries from the laboratory to applications that benefit society. To win the prize, teams must demonstrate the commercial potential of the technology. The 2017 winners were Tarseer Inc. and UCHU Biosensors. Representing for their groups were Noah Hall and Dan Weinstein of UCHU and Jorge Anton Garcia of Tarseer.
Tarseer is developing an accurate and accessible headset that can aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Tarseer Team: Andre C. Newland E17; Erika Marmol E17; Jessica Morales E17; Jorge Anton Garcia E17; Terence Tufuor E17.
UCHU Biosensors is an intraoral biosensor company that provides simple, accurate, real-time methods for users to monitor, manage, and take control of their health. UCHU Team: Daniel Weinstein E18; Camila Menard E18; Noah Hill E20; Saam Bozorg D1.