Winning Teams: Finalists 2002

Winning Teams

Finalists 2002
Entry Title:
The Quiet Alarm
Coach:
Terry Allinger
School:
Challenger Middle School
City/State:
San Diego, California
Problem:
Car alarms going off all the time.
Solution:
A key chain that pages you when your car alarm goes off.

Entry Title:
Stopping Cart
Coach:
Joe Ann Clark
School:
Brandon Middle School
City/State:
Brandon, Mississippi
Problem:
Runaway shopping carts damaging cars.
Solution:
Apply a braking mechanism to shopping carts.

Entry Title:
The Baby Beeper
Coach:
Steve Loyd
School:
Hyde Park Middle School
City/State:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Problem:
Babies dying after accidentally being left in the car.
Solution:
Baby Beeper: a car seat device that notifies parents when a child has been left in the car.

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Entry Title:
"Going Buggy:" Amish Roadway Safety
Coach:
Gary Flegel
School:
Black River Middle School
City/State:
Sullivan, Ohio
Problem:
Poor or no reflectors on Amish buggies make them hard to see at night.
Solution:
Improve reflectors available for the Amish to use on their buggies.

Entry Title:
P.B.S.: Pendulum Braking System
Coach:
Joan Hurd
School:
Gwyn-Nor Elementary School
City/State:
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Problem:
People in wheelchairs not being able to control the speed of the chair while descending ramps.
Solution:
Attaching a pendulum and rod by the brake to help control the speed of the chair.

Entry Title:
Ladder Maniacs
Coach:
Denise Zachrel
School:
Sanagree Intermediate School
City/State:
Summerville, South Carolina
Problem:
Ladder safety hazards.
Solution:
Install stabilizers at the base of ladders.

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Entry Title:
Plateau Preservation Association
Coach:
Vicki Presson
School:
Martin Elementary School
City/State:
Crossville, Tennessee
Problem:
Rapid urbanization of the community.
Solution:
Educate and interest students about the importance of preservation.

Entry Title:
Project Red Arroyo
Coach:
Rod Dearth
School:
Robert E. Lee Junior High School & San Angelo Nature Center
City/State:
San Angelo, Texas
Problem:
Pollution in the Red Arroyo.
Solution:
Install filtration systems to help clean up the area and preserve it as a nature corridor where the public can be educated about the Red Arroyo.

Entry Title:
The Comfort Quest
Coach:
Carrie Reardon
School:
Grace E. Metz Middle School
City/State:
Manassas, Virginia
Problem:
Back of driver seats not beneficial for short-legged people.
Solution:
Design the back of the driver seat so it can slide forward to accommodate smaller height.

Entry Title:
The Milfoil Master
Coach:
Lisa Ahlers
School:
M-H-LT Elementary School
City/State:
Minocqua, Wisconsin
Problem:
Lakes being overrun by milfoil.
Solution:
A two prong program:
1. Build the milfoil scope that will help with underwater milfoil removal.
2. Educate the public about milfoil and the effect it has on the waterways.

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