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Hawaii Innovation Lab wins double award at Shidler Breakthrough Challenge

PhD candidate Kareem Elassy and PostDoctoral researcher Arifur Rahman formed the team of Hawaii Innovation Lab that won Second Place and Audience Choice for their idea of a vest that keeps the body cool with liquid metal.  The team was awarded $1000 for each win. 

Kareem and Arif display their awards with sponsor representative


The UH Breakthrough Innovation Challenge is sponsored by Accuity, LLP, and organized by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with the UH College of Engineering, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the William S. Richardson School of Law, and the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.