Danielle McIntosh, a CALS senior majoring in biological systems engineering, had triple success in Innovation Days competition sponsored by the UW-Madison College of Engineering. She took third prize in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity competition, third prize in the Tong Prototype Prize competition, and won the $1,000 Younkle Best Presentation Award.
All of her success was based on her invention, the Hoopla Rack, a device that enables bicycle riders to tote along 6 Hula Hoops. A patent is pending. The device was McIntosh’s senior design project. She will be graduating this spring with a BSE degree with specialization in Natural Resources and Environment engineering.
Who needs such a device? Hoop enthusiasts such as McIntosh. McIntosh makes hoops — standard, water-weighted, bean-filled and collapsible — and teaches a hooping class at a Madison-area yoga studio.
To learn more, go to her webside, hulahoopla.org, which she created “to bring the joy of hula hooping to as many people as possible.”This entry was posted in People and Departments, Recognition by jsindelar. Bookmark the permalink.