This month we discuss a whirlwind of events: RIT's Effective Access Technology Conference, the Rochester Venture Challenge, Imagine RIT, and Walk MS!
ThermApparel has been announced as a finalist for Digital Rochester's GREAT Awards. The local non-profit hosts the awards every year to recognize Rochester businesses across different fields. ThermApparel has been nominated for the Student Achievement Award. The winners will be announced at the GREAT Awards Night in September.
To read more about the GREAT Awards, visit here.
ThermApparel won the Al Sigl Award from Dr. Destler's Access and Inclusion Technology Conference at Imagine RIT. We enjoyed the competition and speaking with other students working on accesst technology products. However, we especially enjoyed meeting and speaking with members of the community. The varied population that attends Imagine RIT really inspired us to continue working to improve our products in order to meet their needs.
Every year, engineers present their Senior Design projects at Imagine RIT. Several of ThermApparel's engineers worked on our products as their Senior Design project. Thus, ThermApparel will be exhibited at Imagine RIT this year!
In addition to a general exhibition of our product designs, ThermApparel will also be participating in Dr. Destler's Access and Inclusion Technology Challenge. We have been selected as a finalist from among dozens of other student led projects and we are looking forward to the competition. ThermApparel will be exhibiting in the Clark Gym on May 7 for Imagine RIT, we hope to see you there!
Rochester Institute of Technology
Last week at RIT's Tiger Tank, ThermApparel, clothing made to cool individuals with MS with discretion in mind, won 2nd place among 70 teams. The Saunders College of Business awarded the team $1,250 to fund their idea. We at ThermApparel want to thank John Robinson, our business consultant, for making this event such a success for us!