Penn Inventors Recognized as Philadelphia Business Journal’s Inno Under 25 Honorees

Penn Engineering graduates Sarah Beth Gleeson, Shoshana Weintraub and Julia Yan were recognized as Philadelphia Business Journal’s Inno Under 25 honorees, an initiative that acknowledges people 25 years and younger who are making an impact in the area’s startup ecosystem.

The trio was recognized for inventing Baleena, a device that traps microfibers in laundry machines to reduce microplastic pollution in the ocean.

Another group of Penn inventors, Andrew Diep-Tran, Udit Garg, Aravind Krishnan, and Aarush Sahni, were also named Inno Under 25 honorees for their work on ToxiSense, a water testing technology that won the Perlman Grand Prize in the Venture Lab Startup Challenge.

To read the full list of Inno Under 25 honorees, go here.

(From left to right) Baleena inventors Shoshana Weintraub, Sarah Beth Gleeson, and Julia Yan.
(From left to right) Startup Challenge sponsor Eric Aroesty with members of Toxisense: Aravind Krishnan, Udit Garg, Andrew Diep-Tran, and Aarush Sahni. (Image: The Wharton School)
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