Awards

TechTwilight 2014 brought even more amazing exhibits than ever before. Our judges had a hard time picking winners, but we count ourselves lucky to have had this problem. Check them out below!

The Deadliest Catch Award

Skyline High School Robotics (AKA Eagle Emporium Team 3322) for showing off their robot, which they used in the FIRST Robotics Competition this season.  Also, kudos for bringing Lego robotics and doing a brilliant job engaging with visitors and other exhibitors!

(Sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor)


The Mindblowing Award

Backyard Brains for making neuroscience accessible to all by bringing some of their incredible experiments including the Spikerbox, which allows folks to see and hear the sweet sounds of neural spikes. Check out their website for more.

(Sponsored by Hylant Group)


The Mission Possible Award

Maker Works for showing kids and adults alike that it is possible to build anything if you have the tools you need and a creative, thriving, supportive community around you.  If you are a builder, maker, artist or tinkerer, we encourage you to check them out!


The Dream Maker Award

Barracuda Networks for sharing an app created by their intern Andrew Giugliano, a Pioneer High School grad and U-M student who first learned about Barracuda on a tour of their facility when he was in high school. We see great things in the future for this young man and we applaud Barracuda Networks for their outreach to the schools.


The Vincent Van Google Award

Lauro Ojeda, an assistant research scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, for demonstrating how creative robots can be when their programmer is artistic. Check out his drawing robots and other creations on his website.

(Sponsored by Cornerstone Design)


Honorable Mentions

Pantanal Partnership’s group at the University of Michigan (Sponsored by Energy Design Service Systems)

NovoDynamics and TorranceLearning

Brain Monkeys (Sponsored by Miller Canfield)

Game Start

Thank you to all of our participants and, remember, GEEK ON!