Moe part of winning team at NDSU student innovation contest
Andrew Moe, a sophomore from Pequot Lakes majoring in accounting at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, was part of a winning team in NDSU’s third annual student innovation competition.
Moe and Jonathon McCarthy, a senior from Coon Rapids majoring in management, took first place and $5,000 in the service category. Aqua Motion International provides free swimming lessons to children in high-risk drowning areas around the world.
Their adviser is Paul Brown, senior lecturer in management and marketing.
Innovation Challenge ’14, sponsored by NDSU and the NDSU Research and Technology Park, showcases and encourages student innovation.
The competition began in October 2013, with 34 teams. Teams went through two rounds of judging to make it to the finals. The 20 finalists went through a third round of judging, which involved a 10-minute oral presentation that was open to the public.
The competition included three categories: products, services and corn-based innovations. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony March 6.