WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met this week with Scott Kostohryz, Nick Reed, and Marissa Singley, students at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology; and their professor, Greg Kremer. The group attended his weekly coffee with constituents during its trip to Washington D.C. to accept the first place prize in the AbilityOne Design Challenge.

“It was an honor to meet with these talented students,” Brown said. “Their work will aid workers with disabilities throughout the nation and exemplifies the talent and drive fostered at Ohio colleges and universities.”

The AbilityOne Design Challenge is an engineering competition, open to high school and college students nationwide. Students compete to develop technology to address the barriers in the workplace faced by people with disabilities. The Ohio University students won first place for their development of a lithographic plate cleaning machine.