Winning Teams: Finalists 2011

Winning Teams

Finalists 2010
Entry Title:
The Solar Solution to Fossil Fuels
Coach:
Deborah Beckmann
School:
Mirman School
City/State:
Los Angeles, CA
Problem:
Diminishing supply of fossil fuels and the pollution they cause.
Solution:
A solar collection system that is functional anywhere in the world.

Entry Title:
Intimidators
Coach:
Debbie Viertel
School:
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
City/State:
Lakeland, FL
Problem:
Poor communication between health providers regarding patients' testing.
Solution:
A device that patients would carry with them that lists their procedures and dates, and radiation levels of each procedure.

Entry Title:
Pau Parvo
Coach:
Lisa Barton
School:
Waianae Elementary School
City/State:
Waianae, HI
Problem:
Parvo disease epidemic.
Solution:
Outreach program to educate the community about Parvo disease and the importance of vaccinations.

Entry Title:
PickUp Patrol
Coach:
Maria Edvalson
School:
Mont Vernon Village School
City/State:
Mont Vernon, NH
Problem:
Communication problems between parents and school administration when students' end-of-day travel plans change.
Solution:
PickUp Patrol: application that allows parents to change a child's after-school travel plans with the school by computer or mobile device.

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Entry Title:
Pet Safe
Coach:
Eileen Anderson
School:
Island Trees Middle School
City/State:
Levittown, NY
Problem:
Pet deaths due to fire.
Solution:
A collar that lights ups and flashes when it senses smoke so the pet can be found by firefighters.

Entry Title:
The Helping Hands
Coach:
Eileen Anderson
School:
Island Trees Middle School
City/State:
Levittown, NY
Problem:
Disabled and handicapped people having difficulty getting through doors.
Solution:
Portable device that attaches to wheelchairs, walkers, etc. to help handicapped people open doors easily.

Entry Title:
MOLE: Mechanically Operated Litter Eliminator!
Coach:
Haruna Cofer
School:
Gahanna Middle School East
City/State:
Gahanna, OH
Problem:
Inefficiency of current trash collection.
Solution:
MOLE: an automated underground trash collection system.

Entry Title:
The River Rangers
Coach:
Michelle Ruthenberg
School:
Ripley's Aquarium
City/State:
Myrtle Beach, SC
Problem:
Abandoned boats.
Solution:
Outreach efforts to educate the community about the environmental problems created by abandoned boats and creation of an alarm system for navigational hazards.

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