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ChemE and MEMS students are big winners at 2017 Blast Furnace

The problems a few dozen Pitt students wrestled with this semester weren’t in a homework assignment or an exam.

They were often intensely personal problems, the solutions to which they had formed into the kernel of an idea for a new product or service. To nurture those ideas they entered the 6th cohort of the Pitt Blast Furnace student idea accelerator.

The winning team as determined by the judges was DisSolves, the brainchild of Jared Raszewski, an undergraduate in chemical and petroleum engineering. He was joined by Emelyn Jaros, a mechanical engineering undergraduate. Raszewski said he is a regular user of protein powders and was frustrated by the process of measuring and mixing the protein drinks.

Read their solution and more at the Innovation Institute.

Author: Mike Yeomans, Innovation Institute