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An idea that arose through class projects has become a fledgling business venture that has put a team of four Arizona State University engineering students into the finals of Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2011 Awards Contest.

Generating Global Containers for Good (G3Box for short)—an endeavor to convert 20- to 40-foot-long steel shipping containers into portable medical facilities—is one of five finalists vying for the national award.

The G3Box team consists of biomedical engineering junior Gabrielle Palermo and mechanical engineering senior Billy Walters, along with Susanna Young and Clay Tyler, who are pursuing master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.

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The winner will be decided by voting which already has begun and continues until September. To see the finalists and vote, click

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