Pennvention winners

Five seniors from the School of Engineering and Applied Science are this year’s winners of the Pennvention Competition, a technology innovation contest open to all  students at the University. The winning team, comprised of Adrian Lievano, Matthew Lisle, Aadithya Prakash, Freddy Hernandez, and Steven Xing, won for BionUX, or Bionic Upper Extremity, which is a low-cost prosthesis for above-the-arm amputees.

Lievano and Lisle were also recently awarded President's Engagement Prizes for a homegrown organic purification project.

Teams competing in Pennvention develop a new product and work with established mentors to vie for more than $20,000 in cash prizes.

To read more about all of the finalists, visit