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UVI Entrepreneurs Place Second in Global Health Game Design Competition

University of the Virgin Islands Sophomore Joy Grant, social science major, and UVI Junior Gerald Bellot, applied math major, placed second in the international Games4Health, the world’s largest and most competitive student health game design competition, held at the University of Utah on March 30.  

Grant and Bellot comprised the first ever team of students from the University of the Virgin Islands to participate in the event. This was a huge accomplishment given fierce competition and the fact that nearly half the teams were comprised of graduate students,” said Dr. Tim Faley, Sokoloff Distinguished professor of Entrepreneurship. Grant and Bellot placed second in their category, “Happy Fitness” with their Da Vinci phone app that combines mental exercise with physical movement.  They were awarded a cash prize of $3,000.

“Joy and Gerald demonstrated such tenacity and resilience throughout the entire game development process,” said Dr. Faley.  “I’m so very proud of them for all they have accomplished.”

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link.