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Two of the four members of NC State’s team selected for the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize Competition are BME undergraduates: Monique Reid and Chloe Sanchez-Prado. Together with two electrical and computer engineering seniors, they represented NC State at the nations’ largest undergraduate student innovation competition where the team took first place. The team developed UV scope, a handheld UV spectrometer that will enable food processing and medical professionals to measure the bacterial concentration of a surface in real-time.

NC State served as the host of the ACC, which was virtual this year, with thirteen universities competing for $30,000 in prizes and the chance to be the next ACC InVenture Prize winner. First and second place receive $15,000 and $10,000 respectively and are chosen by the three industry judges. Winners were announced on April 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. via the PBS stations across the Atlantic Coast Conference. You can read more on the NC State team here.  And more about the competition results here.

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