ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ A team of Bethune-Cookman University students was one of only 10 presenters recently during President’s Obama’s “National Week of Making” event at the White House.

B-CU participated in the weeklong event in Washington, D.C. earlier this month after impressing a panel of observers at this year’s Making for Change Showcase for historically black colleges and universities. At that event they were one of 10 other HBCUs tasked with attempting to address a community problem using a small set of resources from different corporations.

Students Fatin Cooper, Tanya Pia and Jodi Sanderson, along with adviser Dr. Brandon Noel, traveled to D.C. to represent B-CU. The group created a food toxicity tester intended to provide help for homeless people who are dependent upon discarded food for survival.