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Area student among finalists for NDSU's Innovation Challenge competition

Andrew Moe, a Pequot Lakes High School graduate, is a member of a team selected as a finalist for Innovation Challenge '15, a competition for student innovators at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo.

Andrew Moe, a Pequot Lakes High School graduate, is a member of a team selected as a finalist for Innovation Challenge '15, a competition for student innovators at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo.

Moe is an accounting major. He is the son of David and Lisa Moe of Pequot Lakes.

Innovation Challenge '15 is an annual competition featuring new, unique or re-imagined products and services developed by NDSU students. The students compete for a total of $20,000 in cash prizes during the competition.

Moe's team is called Entrepreneurs of NDSU. A total of 24 teams were selected as finalists by an independent panel of judges. Five of the teams are in the corn category. Ten teams, including Entrepreneurs of NDSU, are in the product category. Nine teams are in the service category.

"The purpose of Innovation Challenge is to encourage students to be innovative thinkers," said Chuck Hoge, interim executive director at the NDSU Research and Technology Park. "We want to enhance student awareness for innovation as a precursor to entrepreneurship and empower them to pursue entrepreneurship as a career choice. At the same time, this is an effort to engage the business community with our students."

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The teams are scheduled to give their final presentations Feb. 25 and an awards ceremony and keynote speaker luncheon are set for Feb. 26.

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