Winning Teams: Finalists 2005

Winning Teams

Finalists 2005
Entry Title:
EZgrip
Coach:
Rhonda Epstein
School:
Solana Pacific School
City/State:
San Diego, California
Problem:
Disabled people having trouble closing their hands in order to grip their toothbrush.
Solution:
EZgrip: a silicon based devise that attaches to the toothbrush and provides a larger gripping surface.

Entry Title:
Don't Get Burned!
Coach:
Karen Howell
School:
Hillel Academy
City/State:
Fairfield, Connecticut
Problem:
Flammability of fake finger nails.
Solution:
Education program — including safety posters and danger labels to inform people of the hazard.

Entry Title:
Auto-MAT-ic
Coach:
Marilyn Hamot Ryan
School:
Saddle Brook Middle School
City/State:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Problem:
More than 1.6 million senior citizens are treated in emergency rooms every year due to falls in their homes, many occurring in the middle of the night.
Solution:
Auto-MAT-ic: A secure floor mat that automatically turns a light on for a set period of time when a person steps on it as they get out of their bed.

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Entry Title:
Chade Bag
Coach:
Ramon Sanchez
School:
Edward Stitt, I.S. 164
City/State:
New York, New York
Problem:
Improperly designed classrooms and furniture impeding learning and adding to student fatigue, discomfort and irritation.
Solution:
Classroom Seat Booster: an ergonomically designed device intended to accommodate small students in order to prevent the negative effects of inappropriate furniture used in middle school.

Entry Title:
RoboSwitch
Coach:
Gail Vawter
School:
Home School
City/State:
Westerville, Ohio
Problem:
Power outages caused by excessive consumption of electricity during the hot summer months.
Solution:
RoboSwitch: a temperature and lighting control system to help prevent power outages.

Entry Title:
Westerly Innovations — WIN Team
Coach:
Jason Lin
School:
Westerly Innovations Network / Babcock Middle
City/State:
Westerly, Rhode island
Problem:
More than 400 million pounds of computers, cell phones, handheld games and other devices are thrown away in the U.S. each year, leaving two million tons of "e-waste."
Solution:
Create an E-Waste Management Plan for electronic waste.

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Entry Title:
Recycle-icle
Coach:
Lia Carlile
School:
Life Christian School
City/State:
Tacoma, Washington
Problem:
Lack of community recycling.
Solution:
Recycle-icle: a redesigned user-friendly recycling bin promoted by the Waste Management Systems.

Entry Title:
Multi-Sensory Fire Alarm
Coach:
Robert M. London
School:
River Bluff Middle School
City/State:
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Problem:
Children younger than five years old and teenagers have deeper sleep patterns than adults that may prevent them from hearing the sound of a fire alarm in time to get out safely.
Solution:
Combine water jets and voice alarm contained inside a stuffed animal, to abruptly wake the child in a fire and direct him/her safely out of the room.

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