Abhishek Chakrala

Newsletter details accomplishments and events in engineering

A UWindsor engineering student has won the right to commercialize a patent developed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Master’s student Abhishek Chakrala is a member of the only Canadian-based team to win a category in the Space Race start-up challenge, a contest to create businesses around 11 different NASA patents or inventions. The seven-member team pitched an idea using a technology to track weather.

It won a $2,500 prize in that category and was named a finalist in another and will now compete for a share of $1.2 million available from angel investors.

Read more in the Fall 2016 newsletter of the Faculty of Engineering.

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