Winning Teams: Winners 2005

Winning Teams

Winners 2005

2005 Columbus Foundation Community Grant Winner
2005 Gold Medal Award Winner
2005 Gold Medal Award Winner
2005 Judges' Award Winner

2005 Columbus Foundation Community Grant Winner

Auto-MAT-ic Team Photo

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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2005 Gold Medal Award Winner

Westerly Innovations Team Photo

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:
Held an "E-Waste Drop-off Day" where they collected 21,000 pounds of used computers and other E-waste, and provided refurbished computers for many residents who didn't own one. They hope to implement a sustainable E-waste recycling center and system.

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2005 Gold Medal Award Winner

Multi-Sensory Fire Alarm Team Photo

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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2005 Judges' Award Winner

Chade Bag Team Photo

Entry Title:
Chade Bag
Coach:
Ramon Sanchez
School:
Edward Stitt, I.S. 164
City/State:
New York, New York
Problem:
There is a huge disparity in size among middle-school students, spanning a foot and a half in height and 100 pounds in weight, which can cause problems for some students in not being able to see the blackboard and teacher.
Solution:
An inflatable backpack that folds out into an elevated chair which the students can easily take to each class and even use to carry their supplies. It gives them the extra lift they need to comfortably see the teacher and blackboard and even has applications outside the classroom at sporting events and concerts.

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