Two UB Students Win Big in 90 Second Proposal Contest

April 11, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 3:47 AM EDT

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Alexandra Van Hall, accepting for first-place winner Kristina Monakhova

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April 11, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 3:47 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Two University of Buffalo students were awarded $1,000 for winning a contest giving students 90 seconds to pitch a business idea to a panel of judges.

Student Kristina Monakhova won by pitching a full-body scanner that would help doctors determine which patients should receive care in a triage situation.

Monakhova's proposed product is called the Intuitive Triage Rapid Imager or I-TRI. She was assisted by students Sharon Lin, Alden Moy, and Alexandra Van Hall.

The other first-place winner, student Michael Radosta, pitched a digital tool using a 3D immersive game environment to help train nurses.

Radosta partnered with fellow student Markel Vega on the proposal for his Virtual Medicine Assessment Simulator.

More than 50 teams comprising of both undergraduate and graduate students participated. 10 other teams won cash prizes ranging from $500 for second place and $300 for third.