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Student teams that receive the highest scores from our national judges receive the ISTF's highest honor, "Meritorious Achievement Award" certificates from the Director of the ISTF program.


ISTF Project Number: 16-3197

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National Critical Technology Category: Energy
Technical Application: Renewable Energy
ISTF Project Title: Solar Energy
Problem/Research Statement: We have a source of energy that is barely being used. Solar energy is one of our main types of renewable energy sources that is going to waste. Petroleum and other non-reusable forms of energy are being used and damaging our planet. We need to start using our renewable energy. With this project we hope to make the community more informed about solar energy. 
 Student Project Team: Alexander C., Nicole D., Stefania A., Paulina A. 
Project Team Teacher: Maria Toledo
School Name: George Washington Carver Middle School, Miami, FL
Technical Advisor:Mr. Brad Schonhoff, Florida International University Sea Level Solutions Center
Technical Advisor:Ms. Eleanor Middlemas, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Scientists
Technical Advisor:Mr. Joangel Lopez, Resorts Advantage

ISTF Project Number: 16-3191

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National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Medical Devices and Equipment
ISTF Project Title: Developing an Improved Hearing Aid
Problem/Research Statement: In our world today there are many disabling conditions that people are born with and/or develop over time. One big issue that has erupted is the increase in hearing loss among seniors, children, and especially teens.  
 Student Project Team: Izabella F., Rose M., Christine P. 
Project Team Teacher: Cynthia Burt
School Name: Nikola Tesla STEM High school, Redmond, WA
Technical Advisor:Ms. Sarah Newman, Tesla STEM High School

ISTF Project Number: 16-3139

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National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Medical Devices and Equipment
ISTF Project Title: Synthetic SNX27
Problem/Research Statement: ne in 700 babies are born with Down Syndrome, making it the most common abnormality in chromosomes. This extra copy of Chromosome 21 leads to the development of plaque in the brain associated with Alzheimerís Disease by the age of 40, significantly lowering life expectancy. 
 Student Project Team: Nicolette T., Julia S., Sarah Ba B., Sarah Ba B., Jay N., Judin T. 
Project Team Teacher: Heather Ferrara
School Name: Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL

ISTF Project Number: 16-3142

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National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Medical Devices and Equipment
ISTF Project Title: FAM (Folic Acid Monitor)
Problem/Research Statement: It is hard to ensure that a pregnant woman is receiving the proper amount of folic acid during pregnancy. Deficiencies in folic acid levels may cause life threatening to mild neurological disorders in the fetus. We looked to find a convenient solution to regulate folic acid levels in pregnant women. 
 Student Project Team: Kara E., Omar A., Kelly W., Laurel S., Erin W., Sydney W. 
Project Team Teacher: Heather Ferrara
School Name: Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL

ISTF Project Number: 16-3188

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National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Bioprocessing
ISTF Project Title: Creating a Foot prosthetic that allows for multi-axis movement
Problem/Research Statement: Currently many foot prosthetic users choose not to use their prosthetics and resort to using crutches. This is because many of the foot prosthetics donít allow for multi-axial movement and are uncomfortable. The prosthetics that do allow for multi-axial movement are often too expensive for the average prosthetic user. 
 Student Project Team: Goutam K., Fred Q., Amulya P., Larry W. 
Project Team Teacher: Cynthia Burt
School Name: Nikola Tesla STEM High school, Redmond, WA
Technical Advisor:Ms. Sarah Newman, Tesla STEM High School

ISTF Project Number: 16-3145

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National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Medical Devices and Equipment
ISTF Project Title: Kennel "Klips"
Problem/Research Statement: In kennels, one of the leading causes of animal euthanizations is kennel cough. Kennel cough is a sickness in animals caused by crowded, poorly ventilated conditions and the spread of bacteria which is too expensive to treat and is easily contagious through direct contact between the animals.  
 Student Project Team: Ben S., Peter S., Amanda S., Sydney C., Anna M., Valentina C. 
Project Team Teacher: Heather Ferrara
School Name: Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL

ISTF Project Number: 16-3143

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National Critical Technology Category: Living Systems
Technical Application: Medical Devices and Equipment
ISTF Project Title: ~The Premature Infant Monitoring Syst
Problem/Research Statement: Premature children must be monitored for weeks to months following hospital discharge. The heart beat, rate of respiration, temperature, oxygen levels, and blood pressure of preemies must be monitored on a regular basis. Tracking these problems requires resources, both technological and monetary, that not every household has access to. 
 Student Project Team: Jennifer L., Lisa C., Aaliyah F., Sophie R., Sydney T., Tina G. 
Project Team Teacher: Heather Ferrara
School Name: Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL

ISTF Project Number: 16-3230

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National Critical Technology Category: Manufacturing
Technical Application: Robotics
ISTF Project Title: Environmentally sensitive coffee harvesting with robots
Problem/Research Statement: As minimum wage causes coffee farmers to lose workers in Puerto Rico, it becomes necessary to automate the harvesting and processing of coffee. Most challenging is harvesting shade-grown coffee without disturbing precious natural and social environment.  
 Student Project Team: Mitchell B., Noah F., Orion R. 
Project Team Teacher: Agnes Roberts
School Name: Puerto Rico Home School, Ponce, PR
Technical Advisor:Mr. Michael Roberts, Vivtek LLC
Technical Advisor:Mr. Israel Gonzalez, Sandra Farms

ISTF Project Number: 16-3222

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National Critical Technology Category: Materials
Technical Application: Biocompatible Materials
ISTF Project Title: Improving lower-arm prosthetics to maximize flexibility for non-contact sports
Problem/Research Statement: The vaccine used to prevent citizens against the flu have been inaccurate due to the false predictions of the next strains of influenza in society. Calling for a solution in society, a new method of predicting accurate future strains of the flu is needed for a successful vaccine.  
 Student Project Team: Eric Z., Salil K., Audrey T. 
Project Team Teacher: Cynthia Burt
School Name: Nikola Tesla STEM High school, Redmond, WA
Technical Advisor:Ms. Sarah Newman, Tesla STEM High School

ISTF Project Number: 16-3180

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National Critical Technology Category: Materials
Technical Application: Composites
ISTF Project Title: Using Spider Silk to Create a Bulletproof Suit
Problem/Research Statement: Although a bulletproof material such as Kevlar is used around the world and is easily obtainable, it is quite bulky and inconvenient. There is a need for this material to be lighter, durable, and more flexible. 
 Student Project Team: Michael J., Sameer J., Michael C., Jarrett R. 
Project Team Teacher: Bernadette Kozak
School Name: Don Bosco Prep High School, Ramsey, NJ
Technical Advisor:Dr. Randolph Lewis, Utah State University

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