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i3 2022 final

The University of Charleston’s annual I3 (ideas, Innovation, Inspiration) Day will wind up its competition with five finalists presenting their entries in a live event held in UC’s Innovation Center.

Finalists are the first-place winners in the student categories from the first round of the showcase in the following categories: Case Study, Product/Service, Work of Art or Performance, and Research. The Research category had a first-place tie, so there will be two entries in that category.

2022 UC i3 Finalists

Joel Braswell, “The Importance of Portfolio Diversification” – Case Study Winner

Eli Hughes, “E’s Everlasting Tees” – Product or Service Winner

Kaylee Nott, “Fabricating the Future: A Stitch at a Time” – Work of Art or Performance Winner

Logan Bossert, “Analysis of the Charge Transfer from Aromatic Compounds to Uranyl (VI) Using UV-Vis and Fluorescence Spectroscopies” – Research Winner (Tie)

Colton Webb, “Mindfulness in Sport” – Research Winner (Tie)


Presentations will take place on Monday, April 4, at 1:00 pm. Community judges will be on hand to rate the presentations (there will also be a few judges who will review the entries virtually), and the winner will be announced during the event.

The Grand Champion will win $2,000 and the 1st Runner Up will win $1,000.

The public is invited to attend, and attendees are asked to wear a mask while in the Innovation Center.

Sponsors of the event include Assured Partners, United Bank, Melinda Taylor State Farm Insurance Office, and Pianfetti Foundation.

The i3 Day Showcase is an annual event at UC, encouraging participants to create new and innovative applications to a problem, a new product, artwork or presentation, and more. Presentations are divided into Student and Faculty/Staff competitions. Entries are judged by a panel of external community judges. The top 3 finishers in each category receive cash prizes.