Awards Forum

July 12, 2021 12:00PM EDT

Watch the Keynote Here :


12:00 PM Intro
12:10 PM  Keynote Address: Dr. Lior Rennert, Department of Public Health Sciences, Clemson University. Presentation title: Clemson University’s Covid-19 mitigation strategies and their success in SARS-CoV-2 outbreak prevention.
12:45 PM Awards Announcement

COVID Challenge Awards Winners List!

First Place : qPCR for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Team Members : Keegan Sell, Clemson University; Laura Mitten, Clemson University; Emily Plumb, Clemson University; Anna Robinson, Clemson University
Mentor : Jerry Che , Clemson University

Second Place : Buoyant and magnetic (BAM) diagnostic assays for COVID-19

Team Members: Wilkins Taylor, Clemson University; Jakob Jackson, Clemson University; Eve Gilreath, Clemson University; Bailey Gibson, Clemson University; Connor Bates, Clemson University; Emma Harrington, Clemson University
Mentors: Jeffrey Anker, Clemson University; Chuanlei Wang, Clemson University; Meenakshi Ranasi Ranasinghe Arachchila, Clemson University; Philip Moschella, Prisma Health; Carolina Livi, Akadeum Life Sciences and Southern Oregon University

Third Place : Quadruplex qPCR Detection for SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A and B

Team Members : Tyler Bowie, Clemson University; Erika Teetsel, Clemson University; Isaac Lee, Clemson University
Mentor : Kylie King, Clemson University

The following teams are submitting a second round “budget pitch” for an award to continue their work.

Combatting Distrust of COVID Vaccination
Team Members :

Post Pandemic Virtual Engagement Opportunities Using Immersive Technology