Scott R. Clark Innovation Award
The Scott R. Clark (USMA 1985) Innovation for Soldiers Award is an award to be given to one Projects Day project. The award winner will demonstrate an innovative approach to solving a problem of direct application to the Army. The donor states, “This gift is to encourage cadets to demonstrate for soldiers, innovations which can benefit soldiers.”
The ARC will evaluate projects summaries for selection to compete on Project’s day based on the following criteria:
Impact of the innovation to the soldier.
Scope of the Innovation (number of soldiers impacted).
Significance of the innovation (evolutionary vs. leap-forward).
Impact of the innovation to the Army.
Submission content (Submission must provide paragraphs A through E as specified above).
2018 Clark Award
"Last-mile Optical Communications (LOCO)"
CDT Seth Cannon, CDT Hevin Na, CDT Peter Shares, CDT Alexander Soler, CDT Joshua Tate Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Team Advisor: LTC Kirk Ingold
Previous Years’ Winners
2017 - The Alvey Combat Ball - Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Cadet Eugene Alvey,
Team Advisor: MAJ David McCarthy
2016 - M249 Reduced Recoil - Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Cadets Cameron Hargis, Ryan Meyer, Drury Milke,
Team Advisors: MAJ Brodie Hoyer and LTC Richard Gash
2015 - Heat Pipe Cooling Shirt - Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Cadets Ioannis Wallingford, Zachary Lee, Tyler Sowell, Brendan Mckinley,
Sarah Lowe, John Beck, Erin Kelly, Jason Rho, Joseph Samuels, and Zachary Glass
Team Advisors: LTC Michael Benson and MAJ Daniel Fox
(the team has begun patent proceedings for this project)
2014 - West Point Exo-Skeleton - Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Cadets Ryan Polston, Brandon Zwank, Adam Hamner
Zachary Reichert, and Meagan Latimer
Team Advisors: DR Becky Zifchock and MAJ Amber Walker
2013 - Diagnostics on Demand Device - Department of Chemistry & Life Sciences,
Cadets Christopher S Wallace and Erik L Hunstad.
Team Advisors: J Kenneth Wickiser, PhD and James Loy, PhD
2012 - Electric Field Gunshot Detection – Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Cadets Benjamin Poth, José Ramirez and Matthew DiBasilio.
Team Advisors: Dr. Özer Arnas, LTC Bret Vanpoppel and MAJ John Evangelista
2011 - STITCH – Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cadets John Rollinson, Anthony Rodriguez, James Raub, Michael Weigand
2010 – DemonEye – Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cadets John Eischer, George William Hopkins, Derek Lee Wales
Advisors: LTC Greg Kilby, Dr. Wenli Huang, and LTC Bob McTasney
2009 – Weapon Activated and Controlled Turret – Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Cadets Thomas Anderson, Nathaniel Clark, Wesley Kotz, Briana Stremick