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And the winners of the 2019 CREATE Symposium are...
April 12, 2019

And the winners of the 2019 CREATE Symposium are...

What a fantastic day! On Wednesday, April 10, NYSID hosted the 2019 CREATE Symposium at the Empire State Plaza in Albany where NYS college engineering students collaborated with NYSID Member Agencies to develop inventions that help improve the vocational lives of workers with disabilities. 

The day kicked off with an impenetrable buzz as the room filled with purpose and possibility. From robots to virtual reality devices and beyond, student engineers applied their brilliant minds to making a difference for people with disabilities at 11 NYSID Member Agencies across the state. 

This year was the biggest and best ever CREATE program, with a record 21 projects developed to help individuals with disabilities get to work and do their jobs better. For a complete list of projects, click here. Judges from the business, technology and rehabilitation sectors observed each project and singled out those which demonstrated obvious impact on how people with disabilities work.

Prizes were awarded to the top three scoring teams with prize money totaling $30,000 on the line. Prize money for each winning team was split among the student engineers (50%), the participating college/university (30%) and the participating NYSID Member Agency (20%). 

First Place: $15,000: SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Six-Pack Plastic Yoke Remover, created for The Arc, Oneida-Lewis 

https://youtu.be/JJn90yoDenk 

Second Place: $10,000: Rochester Institute of Technology, Hilltop Bottle and Container Return, created for The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming 

https://youtu.be/vI3atvB79Vw 

Third Place: $5,000: The Cooper Union, Grab & Go Café Wheelchair Attachment, created for Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

https://youtu.be/EIQIcGRMOCo 

Congratulations to all of the winning teams and a HUGE thank you to all participants for helping improve the lives of workers with disabilities! 

See below for a complete list of media coverage from this year’s event. 

Newsday: 

https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/9-colleges-to-unveil-inventions-to-aid-the-disabled-at-work-1.29630517 

NBC4NewYorkCity:

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-York-Colleges-Unveil-Inventions-to-Aid-the-Disabled-at-Work-508395671.html 

San Francisco Chronicle:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/education/article/9-colleges-to-unveil-inventions-to-aid-the-13755922.php 

San Antonio Express:

https://www.expressnews.com/news/education/article/9-colleges-to-unveil-inventions-to-aid-the-13755922.php 

Raleigh News and Observer: 

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/technology/article229060919.html 

WIBX

https://wibx950.com/suny-poly-students-win-competition-in-albany/ 

Bristol Herald Courier

https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/colleges-unveil-inventions-to-aid-the-disabled-at-work/article_0ee993d2-4a4e-52a9-a7cd-66398362c9a5.html 

WKTV - Channel 2 (Utica)

https://www.wktv.com/content/news/SUNY-Poly-students-design-technology-to-help-people-working-with-disabilities-508392751.html 

WROC:

https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/nysid-create-symposium-to-help-people-with-disabilities-at-work/1911985878 

Daily Gazette: Front Page Website

https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/04/09/collaboration-by-arc-union-mixes-engineering-compassion 

CBS 6: 

https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/students-create-inventions-to-help-those-with-disabilities 

Susan Arbetter Show/WCNY: 

http://www.wcny.org/april-9-2019-lifting-nys-disabled-community/ 

SUNY Poly: 

https://sunypoly.edu/news/nysid-news-release-create-symposium-highlights-inventions-college-engineering-students-help.html 

Evening Tribune: 

https://www.eveningtribune.com/news/20190227/alfred-university-to-compete-in-create-competition 

SPECTRUM: Live at 7:10am and 7:40am

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/your-morning/2019/04/09/create-competition-ualbany 

WTEN ABC/FOX: 

https://www.news10.com/video/nysid-create-symposium-at-the-empire-state-plaza_20190410163306/1914160189 

Times Union:

https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/CREATE-projects-seek-to-improve-workplaces-for-13757329.php 

RIT Newspaper:

https://reporter.rit.edu/news/industrial-engineering-students-represent-rit-create-symposium 

Union College:

https://www.union.edu/news/stories/201904/Union-students-unique-project-featured-in-Daily-Gazette 

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise: 

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2019/04/9-colleges-to-unveil-inventions-to-aid-the-disabled-at-work/