We want to thank all participants for their exceptional contributions and acknowledge the initiative that they displayed during these unprecedented and uncertain times.
This year’s focus
“COVID 19 is a global event that has created disruption in many, if not all aspects of our lives. Typically, crises of this magnitude force significant changes in the status quo. Many new ideas are born out of the constraints that crises present, when there are no alternatives left but to change. We have seen this across all types of institutions, including our own. The goal of the UC Imagine Fest was to challenge students to think about the problems that the crisis has created and propose unique solutions to those problems. Students rose to the challenge and created solutions that revolved around PPE sustainability, educational innovations and mask improvements. UC Imagine Fest is one of many experiential opportunities that encourage students to develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to important world problems.”
Congratulations to our winners of this year’s UC Imagine Fest
First Place - Project Light | Jake Amendola-Reichard ’24 – Economics & Mathematics, Joe Shapiro ’24 – Media & Communications, & Eve Peiffer ’21 – Applied Economics
ProjectLight is a simple solution to disinfecting PPE for healthcare workers. The design is a wardrobe equipped with 4 pulsating UVC lights that can kill viruses and bacteria in under 2 minutes.
Second Place - Speaking From Success | Theodora Zeibekis ’24 - Biology & Isabella Villegas ’24 - Political Science
Speaking from Success is an online educational platform created to help bridge the gap between classroom learning and Zoom learning. The online platforms are focused on teaching, encouraging, and empowering students to continue staying engaged with their online classes.
Third Place - Cyber Room | Tyler Ways ’24 - Undecided & Kevin Gonzalez ’24 - Undecided
CyberRoom provides educators with a broad range of virtual games, activities, and tools allowing educators to completely customize their lesson plans. Through the use of these platforms, teachers can encourage overall interaction with their students, increase motivation, and engagement.
Honorable Mention - We’ve Done That Before | Delanie Rogers ’23 - Media & Production Studies
Honorable Mention - C-Clear | William Pastor ’24 - Computer Science & Neuroscience
Honorable Mention - COVID Bracelet | Christian Ndaye ’21 - Computer Science & Mathematics
First Place - Project Light
Second Place - Speaking From Success
Third Place - Cyber Room
Honorable Mention - C-Clear
Honorable Mention - COVID Bracelet
Honorable Mention - We've Done That Before
If you are interested in learning more about the solutions that the students developed, check out their presentations. U-Imagine Youtube Channel
Thank you to all of our speakers, judges, and mentors for assisting and inspiring the students to innovate creative solutions for their projects.
Check out their presentations: U-Imagine Youtube Channel