Russell Fearon received a $50,000 grant plus an additional $5,000 for the most fan votes for SugEx, a wearable device for diabetes management.
An Eagle Scout, Fearon has worked since his youth to make the world a better place by participating in community service and charitable endeavors. He graduated in the top tier of his high school and studied mechanical engineering at Syracuse University. During college, he landed coveted summer internships at Northrop Grumman (aerospace) in Florida and Edwards Lifesciences (medical technology) in California.
His diverse knowledge and voracious desire to serve led him to participate in the 2019 Invent@SU Invention accelerator where he developed affordable alternatives to help treat the global diabetes epidemic.