Some of the world’s best research comes out of colleges and universities. Usually, professors have a significant hand in it. But the products and companies showcased in Open Minds–an annual exhibition of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s best student teams–showcase what happens when students are given the reins. In the slide show above, we look at some of the most exciting innovations from the Open Minds teams.AS
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