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Y-Prize 2016-2017 Kickoff

September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room G06

The Y-Prize is a contest in which members of the Penn community compete to propose the best applications for an existing technology.  This year’s competition centers around Novel Materials and technologies from the labs of Shu Yang and Igor Bargatin.

Please join us for the Y-Prize Kick-off on Monday, September 26th, 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the Jon. M. Huntsman Hall, Room G06. Penn faculty will explain the technologies and share details about the contest. We also invite you to stay for a networking reception immediately following the presentations!


6:30 p.m.–6:40 p.m. — WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Kathleen Stebe
Deputy Dean, Research and Innovation, Penn Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Saikat Chaudhuri
Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Adjunct Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

6:40 p.m.–7:10 p.m. — ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY

Ultrathin Plates
Principal investigators: Igor Bargatin

Smart Windows
Principal investigator: Shu Yang
Represented this evening by her graduate student: Hye-Na Kim


Clare Leinweber
Managing Director, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship

7:20 p.m.–7:30 p.m. — 2015-2016 Y-PRIZE WINNER

Team Fermentec

7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. — NETWORKING RECEPTION



  • Date: Monday, September 26
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Event Organizer

  • Y-Prize Planning Team