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CSE in the News: Pothole patch invention a winner for CWRU students

photo of winners with judges

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Five classmates at Case Western Reserve University won $9,000 Tuesday night. Now they're going to dump it into a hole.

The students intend to invest their prize money into patenting a pothole patch product that's ... well, basically a bag of goo. Their invention took first place -- and the hefty winner's check that goes with it -- in a science and engineering competition held on campus. One of the judges offered the students some advice while announcing their victory.

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