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PSU sends a hydrogen car kit and forest fire sensors to InventOR

Two teams from Portland State University made the cut and will advance to the InventOR Collegiate Challenge following PSU’s 7th Annual Cleantech Challenge last week.

Turner Automotive, led by Blake Turner, a mechanical engineering student and Sean Krivonogoff, a business student, will bring its prototype kit to transform a gas-powered vehicle into a car that burns hydrogen, to the InventOR semifinal competition in May.


Excellent Devices, a team of four computer science students — Seth Rohrbach, Kai Brooks, Angel Gonzalez and Mikhail Mayers — will be bringing a prototype of their invention, a web of sensors that will provide an early warning system that will alert firefighters to early-stage forest fires.

Both teams received top prizes at the Cleantech Challenge which was held at TechFest NW on PSU’s campus last month.

Please enjoy these pictures from the competition, check out this link to local news coverage, and we’ll see you at the InventOR competition!


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