Winning Teams: Winners 1999

Winning Teams

Winners 1999

1999 Columbus Foundation Community Grant Winner

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.

1999 First Place Winner

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.

1999 Second Place Winner

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.

1999 Third Place Winner

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.

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