Winning Teams: Finalists 1999

Winning Teams

Finalists 1999
Entry Title:
PPM Pool Cover
Coach:
Steven Loyd
School:
Hyde Park Middle School
City/State:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Problem:
Pool Safety.
Solution:
A pool cover that uses PVC pipe to hold children who fall into the pool afloat.

Entry Title:
S.O.S./Save our Songbirds
Coach:
Jo Ella Allen
School:
Antelope Crossing Middle School
City/State:
Antelope Crossing, California
Problem:
Left-behind lunch scraps cause environmental damage.
Solution:
Make the community aware that lunch scraps left in schoolyards attracts predator birds which kill the songbirds responsible for keeping the insect population under control. A growing insect population can harm local crops.

Entry Title:
Our Solution for Our Pollution
Coach:
Jim Benz
School:
Highland Middle School
City/State:
Kansas City, Kansas
Problem:
Anticipated environmental damage caused by the construction of the new high school.
Solution:
Filling burlap bags with paper and placing them in the walls of the stream to collect dirt, pollution and overage of water flow from the new school.

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Entry Title:
Alarmists: The Light for Life Project
Coach:
School:
Pattengill Middle School
City/State:
Lansing, Michigan
Problem:
Smoke inhalation deaths from house fires.
Solution:
Modifying smoke detectors to emit a high intensity strobe light.

Entry Title:
Bus Door Bust
Coach:
Jenny Hines
School:
Hadley E. Watts Middle School
City/State:
Centerville, Ohio
Problem:
Coat strings can get caught in a school bus door.
Solution:
Replace rubber door linings with bristles, which allow straps, hooks and other items to pass through easily.

Entry Title:
The Erosion of Our School Retention Ponds
Coach:
School:
Fontainebleau Junior High School
City/State:
Mandeville, Louisiana
Problem:
Solution:
Planting vegetation around the edges of the ponds and building a rock breakwater.

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Entry Title:
Pak Rax
Coach:
Vera DeLoach
School:
Millennium Middle School
City/State:
Sanford, Florida
Problem:
Serious safety hazard on busses when backpacks, instrument cases, and other items block exit paths or become airborne in an accident.
Solution:
A practical and effective under-seat storage system designed to contain loose items.

Entry Title:
Aluminum Recycling for Trees for Schools
Coach:
School:
City/State:
Manassas, Virginia
Problem:
Lack of recycling at school.
Solution:
To start an aluminum-recycling program at school.

Entry Title:
Tracking Railroad Activity-Crossing Kids Safely
Coach:
School:
Saddle Brook Middle School
City/State:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Problem:
Injuries and deaths due to train and railway crossings.
Solution:
Integrate heat flux sensors and infrared into the functioning of the train.

Entry Title:
Eazy Zap Cap
Coach:
Jim Frank & Laura Lewin
School:
Cold Spring Harbor High School
City/State:
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Problem:
Difficulty of opening a child-proof container.
Solution:
A devise that permits opening of child-proof containers without bending joints.

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