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ASU Students Win National Award for Making Bike out of Plastic Bottles PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Thursday, 18 December 2008 05:29

Appalachian State’s football team may have fallen short of winning a national championship this year, but the school can boast the winners of another national competition.


Industrial design majors Ryan Klinger, Andrew Drake, Spencer Price and Justin Henry created a working bicycle from plastic drink bottles.


Director of university news Jane Nicholson said the students’ bike won the first national Juicy Ideas Entrepreneurial/Environmental Contest, a competition in which college students from across the country created something of value from an item that is usually thrown away.


Google’s program manager, Mary Radomile told the four they had won the competition and said they are invited to visit the 'Googleplex' in Mountain View, California in February.


Radomile said the students will take a full tour of Google’s facilities, meet with innovators from within the company, and even have a chance to present a video about how they made the bike.


The video the students created can be seen at


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