Winning Teams: Finalists 2007

Winning Teams

Finalists 2007
Entry Title:
SoCo VI for Sophie
Coach:
Laura Melnik
School:
GE Rail & Stone Middle School
City/State:
Melbourne, Florida
Problem:
Rett's Disorder, a disease that affects a persons ability to communicate
Solution:
Build a system to help people with Rett's Disorder with their communication.

Entry Title:
Unrecognized Hazard: Used Oil Filters
Coach:
Dr. Hector Ibarra
School:
West Branch Middle School
City/State:
West Branch, Iowa
Problem:
Environmental hazards caused by used oil filters being disposed of in household trash.
Solution:
Public awareness campaign to educate the community about this environmental hazard.

Entry Title:
Challenge Walk
Coach:
Stephen Kubricki
School:
All Saints Catholic School
City/State:
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Problem:
Overweight children becoming the number one health problem in the US.
Solution:
Challenge Walk: an awareness program for the community.

Entry Title:
Tred-Med
Coach:
Marilyn Hamot Ryan
School:
Saddle Brook School District
City/State:
Saddle Brook School, New Jersey
Problem:
Lack of exercise in the senior community among the wheel chair-bound seniors.
Solution:
Tred-Med: a special multi-function exercise machine.

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Entry Title:
Pooper Scooper Plow 2000
Coach:
Brian Mulcahy
School:
Birch Lane Elementary School
City/State:
Massapequa Park, New York
Problem:
Canadian goose poop is a problem in our community and is getting worse.
Solution:
Designed a pooper scooper to pick up the goose poop.

Entry Title:
Wetlands Education Team
Coach:
Irene Hirata McMullen
School:
West Geauga Middle School
City/State:
Chesterland, Ohio
Problem:
Destruction of the local wetlands leading to the disappearance of the Osprey.
Solution:
Educate the public and schools about the existing wetlands near the school and enlist their help to preserve them.

Entry Title:
Energizers
Coach:
Laura Wilbanks
School:
Whiteface Elementary School
City/State:
Whiteface, Texas
Problem:
Rising fuel prices affecting the cotton farmers.
Solution:
Use wind turbines to generate electricity to run water pumps and irrigation systems.

Entry Title:
L.O.S.T. — Lights On Sign Technology
Coach:
Sharon Gentry
School:
Brooklake Christian School
City/State:
Federal Way, Washington
Problem:
Poor visibility of the volcano evacuation signs.
Solution:
Replace existing volcano evacuation signs with new signs that have flashing LED lights on them.

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