Invent@SU, supported by Bill and Penny Allyn, trains undergraduate Syracuse University students to “design, prototype, and pitch” as they invent tangible products. Modeled after Invention Factory, the program is a collaboration between the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the College of Architecture, and VPA’s School of Design, this immersive, six-week program will be held on the SU campus and at the SU Fisher Center in New York City.

Invent@SU follows a proven method of developing students’ abilities to innovate and communicate. Students will learn about design, ideation and intellectual property, then conceive an original invention, prototype the invention, and refine it in response to weekly feedback from diverse audiences of guest evaluators.

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Congratulations to the top place teams on the SU campus and New York City!

First Place in Syracuse – Rockin’Rolla wheelchair

Mina Diamantis and Niall Shannon


Second Place in Syracuse – Highway Wind Turbine

Tyler Vartabedian and Ryan Twombly

Highway Wind Turbine

First Place in New York City – In-Spire Wearable Asthma Inhaler

Kayla Simon and Elizabeth Tarangelo


In-Spire team

Second Place in New York City – PNEU Stength inflatable cushion

Kalia Zizi Barrow and Ruby Batbaatar

PNEU Strength Team