Congratulations to Fringe Metrology and PhD student, Joel Berkson, for winning the Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) Liftoff Award at the recent IdeaFunding Event on Nov. 9, part of TENWEST. Joel shared about the award, "I'm really looking forward to graduating and working on Fringe full-time. I think we have a lot to offer in our unique approach to precision 3D scanning. I can't wait to become a part of the growing Optics Valley!"
Tech Launch Arizona shared a press release announcing the news, "With the goal of elevating those startups with University of Arizona connections, Tech Launch Arizona partnered with Startup Tucson to offer the Liftoff Prize, awarded to the best University of Arizona affiliated startup. The award was strategized to support companies founded by at least one UArizona student, faculty, staff member or alumnus, or founded to commercialize an innovation developed by a student, faculty, or staff member. In the final evaluation, Fringe Metrology and its offering of a system for high-precision surface measurement, with Joel Berkson as its chief executive officer, took the prize. Berkson invented the system in collaboration with Steward Observatory senior research associate Justin Hyatt at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. Startup Tucson provided the funding for the award."
Congratulations, Joel, Dr. Hyatt and Fringe Metrology!