2012 Finalists

GRADUATE FINALISTS

Dating Brouhaha Animated Series

Dating Brouhaha Animated Series is an animated cartoon series that is comedic in nature, eccentric in context, energetic in form and explores facets of current American dating life through the eyes of a multi-generational family.

  • Team Captain: Lora Hendrickson, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Shanna Elhard, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Faculty Advisor: David Hames, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Fernley Fuels LLC

Our company has developed a novel, economical method to convert waste into diesel fuel using electrochemistry.

  • Team Captain: Travis McCurry, Finance and Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Cody Wagner, Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: Gary Valiere, University of Nevada, Reno

Geyser Flow Control

Geyser Flow Control created the patented GFC Device. A low-cost, easy to install water flow restrictor for irrigation systems, it minimizes water loss if a sprinkler head fails and corrects over-pressurization. It is set to save Vegas 2.5B gal water.

  • Team Captain: Michael Giannini, MIS/MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Seth Ostrowski, MIS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Paul Kotchka-Smith, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Erin Johnson, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Joshua Ellison, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Faculty Advisor: Andrew Hardin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Go Fish!

Aquaculture Business for Nevada that makes biofuel feedstock

  • Team Captain: Ellen Nesbitt, MBA, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Steve Erickson, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: Carl Nesbitt, University of Nevada, Reno

MASH Tool USA

MASH Tool brings you all your landscaping and construction needs!

  • Team Captain: Angela Douglas, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Elizabeth Lewis, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Sarah Zalas, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Brandon Peters, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Peter Nazarechuck, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Angela Douglas, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Faculty Advisor: Andrew Hardin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

TexDocs

TexDocs is an online document processing system.

  • Team Captain: Shaurav Garg, MBA, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: Gary Valiere, University of Nevada, Reno

 

UNDERGRADUATE FINALISTS

Deep End

The Deep End will be the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. The facility will be located in Reno, NV. Its maximum depth will be 35 meters and will have an Olympic Size pool and Competition Diving Platforms which will use geothermal for heating

  • Team Captain: Justin Morrill, Finance and Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jasper Allen Jacobs, Marketing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: Marie Murgolo-Poore, Truckee Meadows Community College

Envirohaven

Envirohaven will revolutionize the “green” housing industry by manufacturing self-contained, energy producing, and efficiently designed home packages that can be easily assembled anywhere.

  • Team Captain: Clint Borchard, Management, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Vicki Bischoff, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Manpreet Kaur, Accounting, University of Nevada, Reno,
  • Shaun Cameron, Communication Studies and Information Systems, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Adair Melendez, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: Gary Valiere, University of Nevada, Reno

Millennial Marketing Group, LLC

Millennial Marketing Group (MMG) offers innovative marketing services to small businesses. Services include Web Design and Social Media Marketing/Management among others.

  • Team Captain: Brad Cabanilla, Management, University of Nevada, Reno
  • River Jangda, Marketing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Colton Lawson, Finance, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: David Croasdell, University of Nevada, Reno

Stepping Stones Learning Aid

SSLA is an on-campus tutoring service, for 3rd-5th graders, taught by high-achieving undergraduate and high school students. Designed to provide cost-effective, personalized instruction, curriculum will be based on rigorous national standards.

  • Team Captain: Brandon Shaw, Business, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Nick Vienneau, Education, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Joseph Jumale, Logistics, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Faculty Advisor: Susan Mayes, Truckee Meadows Community College

thecollegefishbowl.com

Thecollegefishbowl.com is a web-based service that provides an interactive forum for students at the University of Nevada, Reno to discuss academic topics, get the 4-1-1 on what’s happening in their college town, and connect with their peers.

  • Team Captain: Andrea Hlatky, Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: David Croasdell, University of Nevada, Reno

Wire Ideas

To inspire young individuals to discover and learn about electronics and programming in a creative and entertaining way.

  • Team Captain: Sergio Flores, Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Jorge Carrasco, Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Daniel Silva, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Miguel Murillo, Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Faculty Advisor: Janet Runge, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

LT. GOVERNOR’S AWARD FINALISTS

Deep End

The facility will use geothermal heat exhangers to both heat the building and pools with a waste heat electrical production system as well

  • Team Captain: Justin Morrill, Finance and Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jasper Allen Jacobs, Marketing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor: Marie Murgolo-Poore, Truckee Meadows Community College

Envirohaven

The design of our products makes the prospect of living independent of public utilities both obtainable and desirable. By integrating our energy conservation building technologies and harvesting renewable energy in adaptive ways, our home design will create access to modern conveniences for those who live in remote areas without power.

  • Team Captain: Clint Borchard, Management, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Vicki Bischoff, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Manpreet Kaur, Accounting, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Shaun Cameron, Communication Studies and Information Systems, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Adair Melendez, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor:  Gary Valiere, University of Nevada, Reno

Fernley Fuels LLC

We are a biofuels company which makes a renewable fuel better than biodiesel.

  • Team Captain: Travis McCurry, Finance and Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Cody Wagner, Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor:  Gary Valiere, University of Nevada, Reno

Go Fish!

Makes biofuel feedstock

  • Team Captain: Ellen Nesbitt, MBA, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Steve Erickson, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor:  Carl Nesbitt, University of Nevada, Reno

Golden Ops LLC

By increasing the efficiency of mining operations, we can promote lower energy usage.

  • Team Captain: Henry Cay, Material Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Kolosz Korda, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jason Bang, Finance, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Nick Valdez, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Wataru Ishii, Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor:  Alan Fuchs, University of Nevada, Reno

WaterMule

  • The business employs renewable energy by utilizing energy from solar panels to power ultraviolet LEDS, and a spinning axle to power the pump. LEDs are also more efficient than incandescent bulbs. WaterMule provides an alternative to water filtration systems that require the use of non-renewable energy.
  • Team Captain: Gregory Ross, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ryan Leeper, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jacob Martin, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Nate Gapp, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faculty Advisor:  Candice Bauer, University of Nevada, Reno

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