Syracuse University basketball isn’t the only orange contender for the spring championship. Russell Fearon ’20 G’21 (College of Engineering and Computer Science) and Ricardo Sanchez ’21 (College of Visual and Performing Arts) are headed to the 2021 ACC InVenture Prize conference finals. The event is considered the “battle of the brains” between the ACC conference and will be televised by PBS. Their invention, SugEx, is a better way to monitor glucose levels for diabetics and those with pre-diabetes. You can help them win the People’s Choice Award by voting on-line between April 5 and 6 here: https://accinventureprize.com/2021
Read more about Fearon and his journey in this on-line story, and also in Sunday’s print edition of Syracuse Post Standard. The story by Stan Linhorst, tells how Fearon discovered he was a diabetic as a healthy college student at Syracuse, how it changed his life, and how he turned it into an entrepreneurial opportunity to solve an important problem. In the story, he also discusses leadership and breaking the status quo to succeed.
The SugEx team has scored more than $60,000 for the invention in various competitions through their hustle mentality and says they will keep this momentum as we represent Syracuse University in the ACC finals.
The ACC InVenture Prize Competition is the nation’s largest student innovation competition. In addition to Syracuse University, participating ACC Conference colleges are: Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State, University of Notre Dame, University of Louisville, University of Miami, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and Wake Forest University.
Help rock the Syracuse vote for SugEx. Learn more and vote here.