Winning Teams: Finalists 2000

Winning Teams

Finalists 2000
Entry Title:
SnoWheeler 2000
Coach:
Kim Stucki
School:
Wasatch Junior High School
City/State:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Problem:
Elderly and handicap people having to shovel snow.
Solution:
The "SnoWheeler 2000" — a shovel on wheels. is here.

Entry Title:
SMS: Save Me Sticky
Coach:
Jo Ella Allen
School:
Silverado Middle School
City/State:
Roseville, California
Problem:
Serious injuries caused by glass doors.
Solution:
A peel and stick monofilament cord that can be placed on the glass door.

Entry Title:
Batty 4 Bats
Coach:
Suzanne Greenwood
School:
St. Therese School
City/State:
Parkville, Missouri
Problem:
Endangered bats in Missouri.
Solution:
Educating people by having hands-on educational nights or "Batty 4 Bats" presentations at schools, libraries, community centers, etc.

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Entry Title:
Rescuer
Coach:
Andon Pogoncheff
School:
Pattengill Middle school
City/State:
Lansing, Michigan
Problem:
Emergency workers not being able to find homes when emergencies arise.
Solution:
The "Rescuer" — a flashing light and audio sound that would aid rescuers in finding the correct home.

Entry Title:
HELP (Helping Everyone Love Plants)
Coach:
Delores Tome
School:
Liberty Junior School
City/State:
Middletown, Ohio
Problem:
Getting kids involved in science, community and environment.
Solution:
To build an outdoor learning lab which would have a gazebo, butterfly garden, greenhouse, pond compost and dead wood area.

Entry Title:
Science Squad
Coach:
Jamie Scott
School:
Hamilton Middle School
City/State:
Houston, Texas
Problem:
Fifth grade students not understanding science.
Solution:
Our team will go to schools in the community that have low TAAS scores and teach the students fun ways of learning and understanding science.

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Entry Title:
Kiddie Katcher
Coach:
Vera DeLoach
School:
Millennium Middle School
City/State:
Sanford, Florida
Problem:
Crib related accidents.
Solution:
The "Kiddie Katcher" — a net attached to the side of the crib that folds up flush when the crib is not in use.

Entry Title:
Ocean Invaders
Coach:
Denise Zacherl
School:
Sangaree Intermediate School
City/State:
Summerville, South Carolina
Problem:
Oil spills in the ocean.
Solution:
Coat the hull of tankers with a rubber coating to stop oil from leaking if the hull were to crack or be punctured.

Entry Title:
Rx Alert
Coach:
Marilyn Hamot Ryan
School:
Saddle Brook Middle School
City/State:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Problem:
Remembering to take medication, especially the elderly.
Solution:
Rx Alert — a plastic wall mounted medicine dispenser attached to a siren/light alarm.

Entry Title:
The Neck Savers
Coach:
Jim Frank & Laura Lewin
School:
Cold Spring Harbor High School
City/State:
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Problem:
Salon Sink Radiculopathy — a pain in the neck caused by the head being placed at an irregular angle while getting your hair washed at the beauty parlor.
Solution:
The Neck Saver — a device that changes the angle that the neck is placed so the spinal column and nerves in the neck will not get pinched.

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