Updated On October 3, 2013 - 3:00pm

First UCLA Falling Walls Competition a Success

The first UCLA Falling Walls Competition was a success.  Fourteen contestants presented their breakthrough ideas at the competition on Thursday, October 3, 2013.  The top-three winners secured invitations to participate in the International Falling Walls Competition to be held in November in Berlin.

The UCLA Falling Walls winners were:

3rd place - Jerrid Matthews with a phone app to guage UV exposure toward anticipating skin cancer risk

2nd place – David Hsieh with a novel approach to treating early stage cancer mutations

1st place – Kevin McFarland with a digital assessment application for results-based education

For a more detailed description of the event, posted by a member of the audience, please visit http://www.championboards.blogspot.com/2013/10/falling-walls-lab-la-2013.html.