May 11-15, 2009
University Park, PA
In 2009, the Challenge grew to 13 students and many faculty and industry collaborators, who collaborated on a variety of design projects. The projects included a universally-designed portable appliance, a system for serving targeted advertising (á la Minority Report), and an improved gripper, among others.
Funding for the Iron Lion Design Challenge came from the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs at Penn State; the Penn State College of Engineering; and the National Science Foundation (award #0729386).