Winning Teams: Finalists 2001

Winning Teams

Finalists 2001
Entry Title:
Rez Protectors — Solving the Housing Problem
Coach:
Jack Joyce
School:
Pretty Eagle Catholic School
City/State:
St. Xavier, Montana
Problem:
Lack of housing on the Crow Indian Reservation.
Solution:
Using straw (by product of wheat farming) to build functional and inexpensive housing.

Entry Title:
Improving Communication Within Our Community
Coach:
Bill Benson
School:
Julian Junior High School
City/State:
Julian, California
Problem:
Lack of communication in a widespread rural community.
Solution:
Develop a community website.

Entry Title:
Nitrates: Students Care
Coach:
Sarah Magner
School:
Decorah Middle School
City/State:
Decorah, Iowa
Problem:
Over abundance of nitrates in the Upper Iowa River.
Solution:
Create public awareness through a pamphlet.

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Entry Title:
Wiidokawdaadiwaad
Coach:
Lisa Ahlers
School:
M-H-LT Elementary School
City/State:
Minocqua, Wisconsin
Problem:
Racism.
Solution:
Increased education and interaction between Native Americans and Caucasians.

Entry Title:
Hot Rot
Coach:
Jon Hood
School:
Bexley Middle School
City/State:
Bexley, Ohio
Problem:
Heat being produced from compost piles and nothing being done with it.
Solution:
Run a tube with water through the compost pile and produce hot water for the poorer communities in the area.

Entry Title:
Fishy Business
Coach:
Deloris Smith
School:
Lead Hill School
City/State:
Lead Hill, Arkansas
Problem:
Lack of visitors center in community.
Solution:
Build a visitors center for tourists and educational purposes.

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Entry Title:
LosTot
Coach:
Vera DeLoach
School:
Millennium Middle School
City/State:
Sanford, Florida
Problem:
Missing and abducted children.
Solution:
Created the "LosTot" — a sending and receiving device that will beep loudly when a parent pushes the button to prevent abductions and be able to find the child.

Entry Title:
Clean Smilers
Coach:
Christine Balga
School:
Davis Drive Middle School
City/State:
Apex, North Carolina
Problem:
It's hard to clean teeth with braces.
Solution:
Design a toothbrush that will effectively clean teeth with braces.

Entry Title:
IllumaCoach
Coach:
Marilyn Hamot Ryan
School:
Saddle Brook Middle School
City/State:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Problem:
Children with hearing loss cannot play sports.
Solution:
Create the "IllumaCoach" — an electronic device that transmits signals from the coach to a player.

Entry Title:
Bedtime Buddies 2001
Coach:
Wendy Lee
School:
Birchland Park Middle School
City/State:
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Problem:
Children being afraid of the dark.
Solution:
Create the "Bedtime Buddy Bear" and "Sweet Dreams Pillow" — the bear will be equipped with flashlight eyes and walkie-talkie; the pillow will be equipped with relaxing music and nature sounds.

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