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30 September 2021

2021 CMD-IT Innovation Challenge Award Winners

Our Innovation Challenge Participants did not disappoint when it came to their projects. All of the projects were creative and could certainly impact various communities. We do want to acknowledge all of our 2021 CMD-IT Innovation Challenge Award Winners

Visit our Challenge site to view all of the project submissions

Innovator Award Recipients

Project: Sickle Cell Stories

Mary Nwosu
Naja Crump
Mikel Ngueajio
Jessica Whitaker
Mary Nwosu
Howard University
Naja Crump
Howard University
Mikel Ngeuajio
Howard University
Jessica Whitaker
Howard University

Changemaker Award Recipients

Project: ABILITY App

Zoe Carter
Ben Corriette
Tyson Gouche
Lauren Guthrie
Alexander Weinberg
Zoe Carter
Howard University
Ben Corriette
Howard University
Tyson Gouche
Howard University
Lauren Guthrie
Howard University
Alexander Weinberg
Howard University

Impact Award Recipients

Project: Accessibility App

Ben Corriette
Jurnee Tipton
Lauren Guthrie
Jasmine Cameron
Ben Corriette
Howard University
Jurnee Tipton
Howard University
Lauren Guthrie
Howard University
Jasmine Cameron
Howard University

Community Choice Award Recipients 

Project: Women in Tech 

Emily Vargas
Rahman Gamble
Vivian Sanchez
Emily Vargas
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Rahman Gamble
Morgan State University
Vivian Sanchez
University of Texas El Paso

Honorable Mention 

Project: Helping Hands

Jesus Barba
New Mexico State University
Isaac Apolonio Duran
New Mexico University
Alexa Smith
New Mexico State University

Honorable Mention 

Project: Stand Against Racial Injustice

Erin Strickland
Dr. Gloria Washington
Dr. Aaron Ferguson
Erin Strickland
Howard University
Graduate Student
Computer Engineering, Physics and Quantum Engineering
Dr. Gloria Washington
Howard University

Assistant Professor and Director of Biometrics Lab in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Dr. Aaron Ferguson
Howard University

Deputy Technical Director (TD) of the Fusion, Analysis, and Mitigations (FAM) Deputy Directorate at the NSA