Mike Cassidy, far left, poses as an investor while biomedical engineering students Elizabeth Mercer and Johnny Zhang make a pitch on their device in the undergraduate division of the Purdue University Elevator Pitch Competition. Mercer, of Zionsville, Ind., and Zhang, of Mishawaka, Ind., lead the business concept called Safe Pace, which is developing an intra-surgical device designed to determine whether a pacemaker was implanted securely. (Purdue University photo/John Underwood)
Johnny Zhang and Elizabeth Mercer of the Safe Pace team were the first place winners of the undergraduate division of the Elevator Pitch Competition.
Weldon students won the undergraduate division at the Purdue University Elevator Pitch Competition on April 5. Their concept, called Safe Pace, is a device that would help surgeons check a pacemaker implant during surgery to determine whether it was mechanically stable.