Competition Winners Donate Prize to Tsunami Relief Effort

Published on Monday March 14, 2005

A start-up company based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Y-Carbon, has donated its $1,000 cash prize from a recent business plan competition to UNICEF as part of the Tsunami Relief Effort. Y-Carbon, whose team includes Ph.D. students John Chmiola and Ranjan Dash, assistant research profesor Gleb Yushin, master's student Varun Gupta, and director of the A. J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute and professor of materials science and engineering Yury Gogotsi, received the prize as one of the top eight finalists in the First International Nanotechnology Business Idea Competition sponsored by the Institute for Technology Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (InTICE) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The donation is part of a university-wide effort to aid the relief efforts for victims of the recent tsunami disaster. The generosity of the participants serves as a model for others at Drexel to use their research and professional successes to benefit worthy social causes.

Anyone who would still like to contribute to the tsunami relief effort can bring all donations to Judy Trachtman's office, LeBow 344.

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