Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Metro Detroit Junior Innovation Competition!
- First Place: Apurva Poddar
- Apurva's project is based on using computer science to create a device that can alert blind people and allow them to cross streets safely. This device will allow the blind and other disabled people to travel more safely and independently.
- Second Place: Deepti Aggarwal
- Deepti's project, "Disaster Connect: An app for Natural Disasters", focuses on creating a mobile app for people caught in natural disasters. As seen in the past and recently, natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes can be both physically dangerous and emotionally traumatic for all people involved. Deepti's app connects affected people with each other and with emergency services, allowing citizens to be even more prepared in the presence of a disaster.
- Third Place: Jeffrey Liu
- Jeffrey's project "Modular Vehicles" presents the idea of a vehicle that can be readily customized with parts that are open-sourced. Instead of abandoning a used car when new vehicle technologies come out, owners can simply buy the upgraded part to replace the outdated part on their vehicle. Furthermore, this will allow for detailed customization in vehicles.
In addition, congratulations to all recipients of honorable mention awards and their projects as well!
Winners of the competition
In the 2017 Metro Detroit Junior Innovation Competition, students/teams with the top 5 projects, will receive awards. Additionally, two more projects will be named honorable mentions and receive prizes as well.
Prizes and Awards
- First Place Award - $500 in prize money, resources and mentorship from Troy High School students and teachers
- Second Place Award - $250 in prize money, resources and mentorship from Troy High School students and teachers
- Third Place Award - $100 in prize money, resources and mentorship from Troy High School students and teachers
- Two Honorable Mention awards - $50 in prize money
The top 3 project teams will receive the help of students and teachers involved as well as resources in the Troy High School engineering club to help them create and expand on their projects.