Winning Teams: Finalists 2012

Winning Teams

Finalists 2014
Entry Title:
Team GPSolution
Coach:
Debbie Viertel
School:
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
City/State:
Lakeland, FL
Problem:
Stolen or misplaced valuables.
Solution:
"GPSolution" — a small device that attaches to wallets, cell phones or any valuable that helps locate the item if/when it is stolen or misplaced.

Entry Title:
Pipe Savers
Coach:
Kirsten Szczeszynski
School:
STEM Enrichment
City/State:
Hollis, NH
Problem:
Water damage from frozen pipes bursting.
Solution:
"Pipe Saver" — a device that automatically drains building pipes when it detects that the temperature is cold enough for the pipes to freeze.

Entry Title:
H.C.H.: High Chair Helper
Coach:
Brian Mulcahy
School:
Birch Lane Elementary School
City/State:
Massapequa Park, NY
Problem:
High number of infant injuries from high chairs tipping over.
Solution:
"H.C.H: High Chair Helper" — flexible weights that wrap around the front and back legs of a high chair, moving the center of gravity, reducing the possibility of the chair tipping over.

Entry Title:
S.E.A.R.C.H.
Coach:
Elizabeth Hardy
School:
Gryphon Academy
City/State:
Crossnore, NC
Problem:
Lack of engaging science education in rural areas.
Solution:
"S.E.A.R.C.H." — a mobile science center for students in rural areas.

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Entry Title:
Bee Aware
Coach:
Jenny Fitzpatrick
School:
Tynecastle Academy
City/State:
Elk Banner, NC
Problem:
The declining honeybee population.
Solution:
Outreach effort to educate the public and business owners about the harmful effects that various chemicals have on the honeybee population, and the potential environmental and human health disasters that could result if this situation isn't addressed.

Entry Title:
Hyperboloid House
Coach:
Haruna Cofer
School:
Gahanna Middle School East
City/State:
Gahanna, OH
Problem:
Death and destruction in the 2010 Haiti earthquake resulting from a lack of proper building materials and construction techniques.
Solution:
"Hyperboloid House" — a hyperboloid-shaped house made from interlocking, high-strength bamboo connected to flexible joints.

Entry Title:
Team Protons
Coach:
Bhagyashri Chander
School:
Academic Center of Sciences
City/State:
Frisco, TX
Problem:
Lack of communication tools and an ineffective allocation of resources leading to poor emergency response times.
Solution:
An Android-based mobile application, CERTPRO, which allows emergency response teams to communicate with the local office via SMS and Twitter.

Entry Title:
Regina Caeli Academy 1
Coach:
Carl Mixon
School:
Regina Caeli Academy
City/State:
Cypress, TX
Problem:
Hidden underwater currents that can shock, immobilize and drown people.
Solution:
"Aguabot" — a device which senses electric currents in water, displays the amount of current detected, and sounds an alarm to keep people/swimmers away.

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