Winning Teams: Finalists 2012

Winning Teams

Finalists 2013
Entry Title:
The Biodiesel Weasels
Coach:
Michele King
School:
Pinnacle Charter School
City/State:
Federal Height, CO
Problem:
Increased transportation costs.
Solution:
"Top off" the fuel tanks of the district's buses with biodiesel fuel to help reduce transportation costs.

Entry Title:
Zero Waste Team
Coach:
Martine Long
School:
Charter Oaks Academy
City/State:
Hockessin, DE
Problem:
Delaware landfills almost full to capacity.
Solution:
Outreach program consisting of residential curbside composting, business composting and composting education.

Entry Title:
Chasing Methane
Coach:
Hector Ibarra
School:
STEMS Club
City/State:
Iowa City, IA
Problem:
Food waste in landfills producing methane gas that contributes to climate change.
Solution:
Waste-sorting program that separates organic waste, metal cans and landfill waste produced at restaurants.

Entry Title:
The Bright Idea
Coach:
Larry Lesh
School:
Memorial Park Middle School
City/State:
Fort Wayne, IN
Problem:
Lack of lighting in homes of those living in poverty in developing countries.
Solution:
Outreach effort to educate people in developing countries about bottle lighting and how to produce the maximum amount of light using this system.

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Entry Title:
Static Seat
Coach:
Brian Mulcahy
School:
Birch Lane Elementary School
City/State:
Massapequa, NY
Problem:
Static electricity fires at gas stations.
Solution:
A seat cover that discharges the static electricity created from getting in and out of a vehicle.

Entry Title:
Mission Insaltable
Coach:
Cindy Dale
School:
W.T. Clarke Middle School
City/State:
Westbury, NY
Problem:
Too much salt in the daily diet and the health concerns it causes.
Solution:
Education outreach program to inform the public about the dangers of consuming too much salt in the daily diet.

Entry Title:
S.L.I.D.E.: Solar Light Indicating Danger Ecologically
Coach:
Amy Schaffner
School:
STEM Science Team
City/State:
Roan Mountain, TN
Problem:
Playground equipment becoming hot enough to cause second- to third-degree burns.
Solution:
S.L.I.D.E.: A solar-powered warning system designed to detect surface temperature and to visually alert playground visitors when the surface becomes dangerously hot.

Entry Title:
Flame On!
Coach:
Laura Wilbanks
School:
Whiteface Science Rocks U
City/State:
Whiteface, TX
Problem:
Damage caused to homes from wildfires.
Solution:
Flame On: A redesigned roofing shingle that contains polymers to help reduce a rooftop's flammability.

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