and Carla Bagnell. Photos by Miles Pepper.
“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if you could transfer files from one thumb drive to another, instead of always needing a computer?’’ said Jacob Murray, a computer engineering student in the class, to his friend and fellow student Paul Wettin.
“The transformation that has occurred in each one of these students as they have taken on this project has been nothing short of unbelievable,’’ said Robert Olsen, associate dean of undergraduate student services in the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture who leads the entrepreneurship institute. “With their confidence and ability to communicate, on top of their technical ability, they believe and I believe that they will have nothing but success in their endeavor.’’
In addition to Olsen, Denny Davis, professor in the WSU Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, and Joe Harris, professor of entrepreneurship, provided support for the project.
Finalists receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington, where they will present their idea to a panel of judges. The winning team will receive $10,000.