The University of Pennsylvania said in a March 3 news release that Indian American Nikil Ragav, and his inventXYZ program, was selected for the 2020 President’s Innovation Prize.
inventXYZ is dedicated to bringing high-tech, hands-on education to high school students everywhere by setting up makerspaces, or collaborative work spaces, at partner schools across the country, the university release said.
For winning the prize, Ragav received an award of $100,000 and an additional $50,000 living stipend.
Ragav, from Sugar Land, Texas, graduated from Penn last year from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology studying electrical engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Operations at the Wharton School, the release said.
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