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The following student teams received the ISTF's second highest honor, "Honorable Mention Award" certificates from the Director of the ISTF program.


ISTF Project Number: 07-1709

National Critical Technology Category: Transportation
Technical Application: Intelligent Transportation Systems
ISTF Project Title: Safe Car Accidents
Problem/Research Statement: Drivers or passengers in cars are being injured and killed daily because of not having enough exterior protection or warning before involved in a car accident.  
 Student Project Team: Casey K., Tony G., Caleb G., Austin B. 
Project Team Teacher: Donna Dicus
School Name: Center for Advanced Technologies, St. Petersburg, FL
Principal: Mr. Peter Oberg , CAT Administrator
Technical Advisor:Mr. ricky hess, City of Clearwater

ISTF Project Number: 07-1765

National Critical Technology Category: Materials
Technical Application: Composites
ISTF Project Title: Roof Saver 7000
Problem/Research Statement: Since high winds of a hurricane can damage Brevard County homes' roofs, how might we diminish the destruction caused by the high winds, so that there is reduced repair costs and improved functionality of shingled roofs?  
 Student Project Team: Peter G., Rhayme S., Jordan D., Zachary F., Charles B., Kyle L., Brandon K. 
Project Team Teacher: Scott Jost
School Name: Westside Elementary, Palm Bay, FL
Principal: Elaine M. Passanisi

ISTF Project Number: 07-1696

National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Medical Devices and Equipment
ISTF Project Title: LifeRing
Problem/Research Statement: In 2007, there were 22,400 new cases and 15,280 deaths from ovarian cancer in the United States. That means that approximately 68% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer die. Many doctors concur that we can lower that number: through early detection. 
 Student Project Team: Minyoung C., Annabel L., Regina C., Jieun K., Sara C. 
Project Team Teacher: Evelyn Rios
School Name: Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Principal: Daniel Jaye
Technical Advisor:Mrs. Donna Leonardi, Bergen County Academies

ISTF Project Number: 07-1826

National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Food Safety Assurance
ISTF Project Title: GoAl!!!
Problem/Research Statement: Most organic, preservative free juices lose their Vitamin content, especially Vitamin C, due to exposure to external factors like air, light and, in some cases, high temperatures.  
 Student Project Team: Vivek U., Venkata Murali D., Sonam S., Aparna Y., Mohit B., Hamzah S., Shimoni A., Anne C., Karishma K., Sahitya Y. 
Project Team Teacher: H. Ravichandran
School Name: Oakridge International School, Hyderabad, AP
Technical Advisor:Mr. Nataraj Nandamuru, Indian Institute of Packaging

ISTF Project Number: 07-1723

National Critical Technology Category: Information & Communication
Technical Application: Artificial Intelligence
ISTF Project Title: Artificial Developments- Making Computers Think
Problem/Research Statement: The purpose of artificial intelligence is to develop useful machines that can solve problems as well as humans. The problem holding Artificial Intelligence back is that machines don’t have common sense. 
 Student Project Team: Megan D., Jake B., Amanda F., Justin P. 
Project Team Teacher: Donna Dicus
School Name: Center for Advanced Technologies, St. Petersburg, FL
Principal: Mr. Peter Oberg , CAT Administrator
Technical Advisor:Dr. Andrew Gordon, University of Southern California

ISTF Project Number: 07-1698

National Critical Technology Category: Information & Communication
Technical Application: Autonomous Robotic Devices
ISTF Project Title: Robotic Firemen 2007/RF-007
Problem/Research Statement: Florida has a year round risk of wildfires. Thousands upon thousands of acres of forest, swamp, and brushland are burned each year, and fire fighters lives are constantly put in danger. One way to help fireman in fighting this visible, side effect of matter changing form is through an autonomous robotic device.  
 Student Project Team: Madison R., Samuel A., Sergio M., Hunter M., Justin L., Max U., Dylan S., Rick M. 
Project Team Teacher: Mary Timmerman
School Name: Sterling Park Elementary, Casselberry, FL
Principal: Irene Kelleher
Technical Advisor:Mr. Tim Beck, Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support

ISTF Project Number: 07-1693

National Critical Technology Category: Information & Communication
Technical Application: Autonomous Robotic Devices
ISTF Project Title: ARM(Autonomus Robotic Miner)
Problem/Research Statement: The problem that our group is going to discuss and try to solve is the problem that Coal mining is becoming hazardous to humans. In 2006 alone, 76 miners lost their lives due to tunnel collapse, low oxygen, or machinery failure. Our group believes that robots could cut these deaths to zero. 
 Student Project Team: Andrew A., Michael M., Matthew M., Kyra K. 
Project Team Teacher: Donna Dicus
School Name: Center for Advanced Technologies, St. Petersburg, FL
Principal: Mr. Peter Oberg , CAT Administrator

ISTF Project Number: 07-1697

National Critical Technology Category: Environmental Quality
Technical Application: Environmental Monitoring
ISTF Project Title: DTA/Detect the Amoeba
Problem/Research Statement: Florida’s fresh waterways provide residents and tourists the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of water sports. The Naegleria amoeba is a freshwater organism that is known to have fatally infected 24 people in the United States since 1989. This amoeba thrives in warm, unchlorinated water, and can be found worldwide.  
 Student Project Team: Zach J., Joseph G., Bobak M., Cassandra L., Amy C., Jyllian H., Kyle H. 
Project Team Teacher: Mary Timmerman
School Name: Sterling Park Elementary, Casselberry, FL
Principal: Irene Kelleher

ISTF Project Number: 07-1740

National Critical Technology Category: Energy
Technical Application: Renewable Energy
ISTF Project Title: Reusable Water-Powered Battery
Problem/Research Statement: The elements from batteries are, at times, very inefficient and harmful to our society. The elements are released into the environment when the batteries are disposed of and can cause reactions to the human body. 
 Student Project Team: Fariha R., Sue B., Wadhah A., Allie H. 
Project Team Teacher: Donna Griffin
School Name: Dearborn Center for Math, Science, & Technology, Dearborn, MI
Principal: Winifred Green

ISTF Project Number: 07-1715

National Critical Technology Category: Energy
Technical Application: Renewable Energy
ISTF Project Title: Power ON!
Problem/Research Statement: Our team will try to solve the problem of power outages during hurricanes and other natural disasters and try to save people from going a long period of time without power.  
 Student Project Team: Samantha W., Imran Q., Sherrish G., Shane S. 
Project Team Teacher: Donna Dicus
School Name: Center for Advanced Technologies, St. Petersburg, FL
Principal: Mr. Peter Oberg , CAT Administrator
Technical Advisor:Mr. James Wilson, Fort De Soto Park
Technical Advisor:Ms. Mary Boatman, Minerals Management Service

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