Mechanical Engineering Student Named as a Finalist for National Business Accelerator Award

 Mechanical Engineering Student Named as a Finalist for National Business Accelerator Award

October 4, 2019

Mechanical engineering student Russell Fearon ‘20 is one of nine national finalists for the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator and will present his work on October 17th in Washington D.C. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. A panel of judges will determine the top two candidates to receive grants of $50,000 and $20,000.

Fearon will showcase the wearable diabetes management device he developed with teammate Ricardo Sanchez ‘21 during the [email protected] session on the Syracuse University campus this summer. Their SugEx watch contains a lancer to prick the skin and a built in glucometer to simultaneously calculate a blood sugar reading.

Fearon and Sanchez are working with the Blackstone Launchpad in Bird Library to advance their project.

In addition to the top prizes, the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator will also award a $5,000 prize to the “fan favorite” selection. To vote for Russell, click here.