Bible icon Business icon Communication icon Education icon Languages icon Fine arts icon History icon International studies icon Nursing icon Social sciences icon Biology & environmental science icon Chemistry icon Criminal justice icon Engineering icon Exercise science icon Forensics icon Bachelor's to master's icon Math & computer science icon Professional preparation icon Undergraduate minors icon Email icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Apple icon Calendar icon Diploma icon Piggy bank icon Students icon
Campus News

eHIVE announces “Something from Nothing” winners

Marley Wolf Nov 1, 2022

Waynesburg University’s eHIVE, the Entrepreneurial Hub for Innovative Ventures and Endeavors, recently announced the winners for its fifth annual “Something from Nothing” Innovation Challenge.

The competition challenged students to create an innovation by repurposing or reusing cardboard as the primary material.

“We [hosted] maker nights this year, so actually being able to see students creating and using the laser cutter or painting their creations was very exciting to see,” said Cassy Dorsch, eHIVE program director.

This year’s contest was the largest yet with 33 submissions and more than 1,000 votes.

Winners, listed by category:

Commercial Value

  • First Place and Fan Favorite: “Circle Door Shelf” created by Lexie Vigna, Mitchell Price, Patrick Demory and Daeshawn Leghorn.
  • Second Place: “Custom Cardboard Purses” created by Cheyanne Forson, Gavin Hornyak, Abbey McCoy and sponsored by Japanese Culture and Anime Club.
  • Third Place: “WU THRONE” created by Guillermo Samudio, Hudson Pincavitch, Michael McFarland and Isaiah Greenway.

Artistic Value

  • First Place: “Cardboard Dog Beds” created by Elyse Morgan and sponsored by Waynesburg University’s Business Club.
  • Second Place and Fan Favorite: “Pinball Machine” created by Raelyn Bowser, Autumn Stemple, Joseph O’Rourke, Connor Schoenfeld and sponsored by the Waynesburg University’s Fine Arts Department.
  • Third Place: “Big Catch” created by Sadie Mink, Sydney Serrano, Jacob Brisky, Jaiden Torres and sponsored by BUS 155 (Creativity and Innovation).

Social Value

  • First Place: “Acoustic Sound Panel” created by Clay Webb, Eric Burcham, Hunter Hamilton and Amanda Rine.
  • Second Place: “Plant Your Box” created by Kristie Faber, Jacob Stewart, John Dalzotto, Benjamin Borneman and sponsored by BUS 155 (Creativity and Innovation).
  • Third Place and Fan Favorite: “Homes for Homeless” created by Haley Resosky, Marcos Mendez and Zane Cawley.

High School Value

  • First Place: “Lazy Man” (Commercial Value) created by Blaine Martin, Kyler Tuttle, Robert Martin, Aiden Moore and sponsored by Waynesburg Central High School Gifted. 
  • Second Place: “Endangered Butterfly Awareness” (Artistic Value) created by Jaden Tretinik, Vivian Greenwood and sponsored by Waynesburg Central High School Gifted. 
  • Third Place: “Project C” (Commercial Value) created by Benjamin Maxwell, Joe Kirsch, Ferdinand Martinez and sponsored by Waynesburg Central High School Gifted.
  • Fan Favorite: “Project Desk Lamp” (Commercial Value) created by Duncan Barto, Mason Schroyer, Lillian Greenwood, Lucas Pettit and sponsored by Waynesburg Central High School Gifted.

View the submissions

Each team and sponsoring organization were awarded a monetary prize of varying amounts depending on their place. First place of each category and the fan favorite winners received $100 per team member, second place received $75 per team member and third place received $50 per team member.

For more information regarding future eHIVE events, contact Dorsch at