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USU Ascending Aggies

Salt Lake Tribune: A Utah State University student team claimed the top prize, a $50,000 grant, for designing and building equipment that enabled climbers to stick to a sheer concrete face in an Air Force Research Laboratory Design Challenge.

The students called their device Personnel Vacuum Assisted Climber, or PVAC, which used hand-held suction pads connected to stirrups. It was inspired by superhero Spider-Man.

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