Winning Teams: Finalists 2004

Winning Teams

Finalists 2004
Entry Title:
Play It Safe
Coach:
Karen Howell
School:
Hillel Academy
City/State:
Fairfield, Connecticut
Problem:
Safety of playground equipment in the community.
Solution:
Placing softer rubber chips on top of the mulch and sand.

Entry Title:
Dynamic Snack
Coach:
Rebecca Fast
School:
Enterprise Charter School
City/State:
Buffalo, New York
Problem:
Adolescent obesity.
Solution:
A nutritional cookie snack option that has the food pyramid and suggestions for physical activities on the wrapper.

Entry Title:
Trinity
Coach:
John Gisler
School:
Clyde Boyd Middle School
City/State:
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Problem:
Confusion caused by the tornado siren and fire alarm sounding alike along with the fact that deaf students and teachers not being able to hear the siren.
Solution:
Color code the alarms as to differentiate between fire and tornado this will also allow the deaf to be alerted as well.

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Entry Title:
S.O.S. — Save Our Stream
Coach:
Irene McMullen
School:
Hawken School
City/State:
Lyndhurst, Ohio
Problem:
Lack of understanding regarding the importance of the brook trout population.
Solution:
Create an education awareness program to teach the public about this sensitive fish, and how they can protect the watershed.

Entry Title:
Scanner Patrol
Coach:
Kristen Nagurny
School:
The Wyndcroft School
City/State:
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Problem:
Food allergies and the problems associated with it when purchasing products.
Solution:
"Allergy Scanner:" a consumer, hand-held scanner that would be used to read the ingredients in products and identify if any allergens are present.

Entry Title:
Safe 4 Sk8
Coach:
Mica Crownover
School:
Hamilton Junior High School
City/State:
Hamilton, Texas
Problem:
Skateboarders not having anywhere to skate due to prohibited areas.
Solution:
Create a skate park.

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Entry Title:
Pedal Pushers
Coach:
Lisa Ahlers
School:
M-H-LT Elementary School
City/State:
Minocqua, Wisconsin
Problem:
Students endangering their lives by crossing or riding along highway 51 in order to get to school.
Solution:
Install crosswalk, flashing yellow warning signs, and a seasonal crossing guard at the intersection and bike paths along the highway.

Entry Title:
Improving Crosswalk Safety for the Blind
Coach:
Breinne Carroll
School:
River Bluff Middle School
City/State:
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Problem:
Vision impaired pedestrians getting injured while crossing at crosswalks.
Solution:
"The Uni-Bump" — a tactile strip placed in the center of the crosswalk that a white cane could sense enabling a visual impaired pedestrian to cross safely.

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