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LUX NOVA Named as the 2015 Innovation Challenge Winner!!!

Congratulations to them and all the teams for an amazing, standing room only event held at the Pyramid on April 9th with messages delivered by the University President and the Mayor of the City of Long Beach. Other attendees included faculty, sponsors, team mentors and lots of students. Prior winners were also there to display their latest products and business status. The distinguished panel of judges listened to the Final Fours' presentations, asked questions and deliberated to then announce the winner, while giving all of the teams feedback and advice. A truly inspiring event!!!

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The CSULB Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from across the university to make a difference in our local and global communities through innovation. Program activity has begun for the 2014-2015 competition.

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Lux Nova Named 2015 Winner!

photo of: Trevor Wagnor, German Leal, Miguel Vintimilla, Dean Forouzan Golshani, Adam Price, Paul Ferretti, Frank Martinez (team mentor), Innovation Challenge Advisory Team members Barbara Barcon, Mike Baghramian, COE Associate Professor Christiane Beyer and team member Michel William. Team members not shown are William Berubie, The-Bao Nguyen and Dickson Yuen
From top L-R Trevor Wagnor, German Leal, Miguel Vintimilla, Dean Forouzan Golshani, Adam Price, Paul Ferretti Seated Frank Martinez (team mentor), Innovation Challenge Advisory Team members Barbara Barcon, Mike Baghramian, COE Associate Professor Christiane Beyer and team member Michel William. Team members not shown are William Berubie, The-Bao Nguyen and Dickson Yuen.

Lux Nova was announced as the winner of the 2015 Innovation Challenge at the April 9th Award Event. Lux Nova, along with the 3 other teams that made up the Final Four, had the opportunity to present their business plans to a distinguished panel of judges who selected the winner.

Lux Nova - Led by Trevor Wagnor, and includes team members, William Berubie, Paul Ferretti, German Leal, The-Ban Nguyen, Adam Price, Miguel Vintimilla and Dickson Yuen, is a company that has an unique process that uses a 3D printer to produce bone-like structures.

AMoment - Led by Mai Huong Ngyuen, and includes team members Pathikrit Browmick, Angelica Diaz, Tuan Linh Vu and Lily Zhou, aMoment is a social gifting mobile application. It not only reminds the user of upcoming important dates, it also provides meaningful and desired gift recommendations.

Arbalist Creative - Led by David Chen, and includes team members Kevin Coss and Chris Webster, is a product development firm that is focused on designing products for licensing and equity stakes. They are currently addressing consumer product companies in the fitness accessory, home card and personal care market.

Rescue Rover - Led by Felicia Castillo, and includes team members Otto Marin and Jose Tapia, is a company that has created a new enhanced design for a canine wheelchair which has features currently not available in the marketplace. Their product has been designed to improve the comfort and mobility of the handicapped animal.

For more information, please write to innovate@csulb.edu.