Kevin Martin's startup, Unspun, earned Time's best invention of 2021 accolade. The alumnus’ 3D-weaving machine can produce a seamless pair of jeans. The technology was first prototyped in a Department of Mechanical Engineering's senior design course.
Forever Buff Melissa Stockwell is representing Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Not her first time on the world stage, Stockwell is competing in triathlon. She also gave a repeat performance as a flag bearer at the opening ceremonies.
Matanya Horowitz's company produces artificial intelligence-aided robots to automate identifying, sorting and processing the myriad items that are collected for recycling—at a rate the company says is twice as fast as humans and 99% accurate.