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UC Merced students pitch projects during innovation expo

During the Innovate to Grow expo on Friday at UC Merced, one team said in their pitch that their project could be superior to the fasteners used by most respirators. Teams of engineering students present prototypes of the projects they’ve designed to judges during the event. Some of the winners receive grants to help spur their projects into the marketplace.
During the Innovate to Grow expo on Friday at UC Merced, one team said in their pitch that their project could be superior to the fasteners used by most respirators. Teams of engineering students present prototypes of the projects they’ve designed to judges during the event. Some of the winners receive grants to help spur their projects into the marketplace. tmiller@mercedsunstar.com

The annual Innovate to Grow expo included a series of events around the UC Merced campus Friday, such as demonstrations of inventions, blue-ribbon panels and cash prizes. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus of the expo. During the competitions, student teams present the results of their projects and demonstrate their innovations to a jury of industry and community representatives. The students use posters, videos and presentations to try to convince officials that their idea is the next big thing.

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