Winning Teams: Finalists 2010

Winning Teams

Finalists 2010
Entry Title:
Project Phosphogypsum
Coach:
Debbie Viertel
School:
Lawton Chiles Middle School
City/State:
Lakeland, FL
Problem:
No use for the large amounts of phosphogypsum piling up in the community and state.
Solution:
Spreading small amounts of phosphogypsum over grass to help with water retention during drought and to help promote grass growth.

Entry Title:
Lights Out
Coach:
Hector Ibarra
School:
Learning Without Limits Science Club
City/State:
West Branch, IA
Problem:
Businesses still using inefficient T12 lighting systems.
Solution:
Retrofitting inefficient T12 florescent lighting with energy efficient T8 or T5 lighting systems.

Entry Title:
Concussion Baseball Helmet
Coach:
Richard Jopp
School:
Willow Creek Middle School
City/State:
Rochester, MN
Problem:
Concussions incurred from or during sporting events.
Solution:
Create a better helmet with more padding to help prevent concussions.

Entry Title:
Arthritis Magic
Coach:
Nancy Rubel
School:
Madison Middle School
City/State:
Madison, MS
Problem:
People with arthritis having trouble gripping objects, making opening doors a difficult task.
Solution:
"Arthritis Magic": a pull, similar to a fan pull, attached to the left side of the doorknob that when pulled will open the door.

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Entry Title:
Kreepy Krawlers
Coach:
Wendy Fifield
School:
All Saints Catholic School
City/State:
Manahawkin, NJ
Problem:
Increase in the gypsy moth population and the damage they cause.
Solution:
Outreach effort to educate the community about various ways to control the gypsy moth population.

Entry Title:
DWI: Driving While InTEXTicated
Coach:
Tammy DeLuca
School:
Hillcrest Elementary School
City/State:
Holland, PA
Problem:
People texting while driving.
Solution:
TEXTerminator: a device that disables the driver's texting option while the car is running.

Entry Title:
Project T.G.I.F – Turn Grease Into Fuel
Coach:
Jason Lin
School:
Westerly Innovation Network
City/State:
Westerly, RI
Problem:
Global warming.
Solution:
Created a process to collect waste cooking oil, refine it and distribute it as biofuel.

Entry Title:
Arthritis Attackers
Coach:
Laura Wilbanks
School:
Whiteface Science Rocks U
City/State:
Whiteface, TX
Problem:
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States.
Solution:
Designed an ergonomic pen for arthritis sufferers.

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