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Winners 2002

2002 Columbus Foundation Community Grant Winner

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.

2002 First Place Winner

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.

2002 Second Place Winner

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.

2002 Third Place Winner

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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