Winning Teams: Finalists 2006

Winning Teams

Finalists 2006
Entry Title:
H.O.T. Band
Coach:
Barbara Jacobs
School:
Hesperia Junior High
City/State:
Hesperia, California
Problem:
Wheelchair-bound people have difficulty reaching or accessing a phone.
Solution:
A wristband made of Velcro that would hold a cell phone.

Entry Title:
T.A.S.K. Force — Tornado Awareness and Survival Kit
Coach:
Jacqueline Nunn
School:
Madison County 4-H Club
City/State:
Danielsville, Georgia
Problem:
Little warning time prior to a tornado.
Solution:
Tornado survival program — education program to help the community become aware of things they need in order to be prepared for a tornado.

Entry Title:
Sled Hockey Accessibility
Coach:
Carol Eberhardt
School:
Colonia Middle School
City/State:
Colonia, New Jersey
Problem:
Handicapped children who play sled hockey need a way to get into the penalty box area or in the team bench area without getting injured.
Solution:
Designed a door ramp that drops down so the handicapped player can access the boxes.

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Entry Title:
Fire Escape
Coach:
Eileen Anderson
School:
Island Trees Middle School
City/State:
Levittown, New York
Problem:
Delay in emergency response when there is a fire.
Solution:
A fire extinguisher that sets off an alarm when picked up.

Entry Title:
The Twister Resister
Coach:
Shannon Baker
School:
Home School
City/State:
Bexley, Ohio
Problem:
Tornados.
Solution:
Twister Resister — a Kevlar blanket that provides protection from flying objects while still being comfortable.

Entry Title:
Smartschool
Coach:
Irene McMullen
School:
West Geauga Middle School
City/State:
Chesterland, Ohio
Problem:
Too much time during the school day being used for trivial chores such as taking attendance, accessing lockers, dropping off library books, etc.
Solution:
Smart school system: a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) tag that students wear during school to access lockers, aid in attendance count, returning library books, etc.

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Entry Title:
VROOOM! ATV Safety
Coach:
Laura Wilbanks
School:
Whiteface Junior High School
City/State:
Whiteface, Texas
Problem:
ATV safety.
Solution:
Teaching kids the science of riding ATV's and provide quality trails for ATV's.

Entry Title:
Saving Sleepwalkers
Coach:
Kendra Larmour
School:
River Bluff Middle School
City/State:
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Problem:
Sleepwalking can be dangerous.
Solution:
SADU (Sleepwalking Alarm Detection Unit) — a motion sensor that would set off an alarm when it detects a sleepwalker moving through a bedroom doorway.

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