Texas Southern University (TSU) and the Greater Houston area have reason to celebrate, as a team of TSU students recently came away as first place winners at the International Competition for Entrepreneurs in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Texas Southern was the first and only HBCU to be admitted into the competition, and competed against 12 different schools from across the world.
Anthony Collier, a junior History and Political Science major at TSU, and his team of four other TSU students – David Funchess, Shanique Brown, Aubrey Conley and Ashytn Duncan – came away with first place honors as they were recognized for an innovative electromagnetic 24 karat gold chip idea called “RadBlok,” which was designed to boost cell phone reception, conserve battery life and keep the phone at a safe temperature while charging to avoid overheating.
“Winning this competition affirms that all things are possible for those who believe,” said Collier. “This accomplishment embodies the spirit of Black America, in that we have always had to do more with less. No matter how underfunded our schools are, HBCUs always offer their students a superior education even with limited resources.”
For more information on their innovative chip idea called “RadBlok,” visit www.RadBlok.com.