Last week, the SwatTank competition celebrated its 10th edition in style as it returned to an in-person event for the first time since 2019.
SwatTank provides students with the opportunity to take a rough idea, product, or concept and develop it towards its next incarnation, ideation, or realization.
Roman Hinds ’25, a Baltimore native, and Te’John Chapman ’23, an economics and political science major from Willoughby, Ohio, were awarded first place for their project Forge, a "mobile application that creates an individualized space to accomplish fitness goals within a shared community platform and experience."
Coming in second was the team of Sean Cheng ’24 of Cupertino, Calif., Jacob Park ’24, a computer science and economics honor major from West Windsor, N.J., Christina Wang ’22, a computer science and economics major from San Ramon, Calif., and Tommy Vu ’24, an engineering major from Philadelphia. The quartet pitched techTutor, an app designed to help users with lower levels of digital literacy.
In third was Frequency, a social media platform centered around music sharing and listening, pitched by Dorothy-Rui Corrigan ’23, a special major in interdisciplinary Chinese studies from New Orleans, and Leonard Park ’23, a psychology major from Virginia Beach, Va.
Associate Professor of Economics Syon Bhanot, Youngmoo Kim ’93 and Kyle Pierce '14 served as judges for the event.