2020 SHINE Illuminator Award SocialJANESVILLE, Wis., Sept. 17, 2019SHINE Medical Technologies LLC, today announced that it is holding its second annual design competition in collaboration with the School District of Janesville. The competition asks students to create a 3D-printed object to be used by SHINE as an employee award of excellence, titled The Illuminator Award. Students in the 6th through 12th grades in the Janesville schools, including Janesville homeschoolers and religious schools, are eligible to compete. The collaboration aligns with the district’s recent work to transition to a STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education culture.

SHINE is excited to be engaging again with the next generation of innovators in our community,” said Cheryl Peterson, SHINE’s community and employee engagement manager. “We want to help students understand the importance of science, technology, engineering, art and math in preparing them for future careers, not only at SHINE, but for countless other careers.”

“One of our promises to the community is to prepare our students for success in college, career and life. To that end, our teachers and staff work hard to get students more engaged in their learning, empowering them for their future,” said Steve Pophal, superintendent of the School District of Janesville. “We are very grateful to SHINE for providing our students with an opportunity to make a connection between what they are learning in the classroom and a tangible real-world need of a local business partner.”

The work of teams of no more than four students will be judged by SHINE on their design and awarded points based on usefulness, innovation/creativity and SHINE-y-ness (that which most resembles SHINE technology). Teams must sign up at SHINEmed.com/illuminator_award by Oct. 15, 2019, and submit their final 3D design product by Jan. 18, 2020. For more information on specifications and other details, visit http://www.SHINEmed.com/illuminator_award.

The 2020 SHINE Illuminator Award 3D Design Competition winning team will receive a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of SHINE Building One, 4027 N Riverside Drive, and 3D-printing supplies for their school.

About SHINE Medical Technologies LLC
Founded in 2010, SHINE is a development-stage company working to become a manufacturer of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine. The SHINE system uses a patented, proprietary manufacturing process that offers major advantages over existing and proposed production technologies. It does not require a nuclear reactor, uses less electricity, generates less waste and is compatible with the nation’s existing supply chain for Mo-99. In 2014, SHINE announced the execution of Mo-99 supply agreements with GE Healthcare and Lantheus Medical Imaging. In 2015, with the help of Argonne National Laboratory, GE Healthcare demonstrated that SHINE Mo-99 can act as a drop-in replacement for reactor-based Mo-99. In 2016, SHINE received regulatory approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to construct its production facility. The company began construction of the facility in the spring of 2019. Learn more at shinetechnologies.com.