Third Annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge a Big Success!

Twenty-seven teams of excited students ranging from 6th grade to high school competed in the third annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge. Held on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology [NJIT] on Saturday, May 11th, this alternate energy technology themed competition capped 6 months of work by the student teams. Teams from all over northern and central New Jersey got up bright and early to bring their inventions to NJIT. Groups of judges fanned out and examined each team entry and interviewed them to learn the specifics of their creations. Here below are photos and explanations of the winning entries and teams.

Invented solar/USB sunglasses

1st Place “Waldwick Warriors” Waldwick HS

Invented solar/USB sunglasses
Invented an emergency shelter for disaster relief

2nd Place “Team Tesla” New Providence HS

Invented an emergency shelter for disaster relief
Invented a source of biofuels derived from algae farms

3rd Place “Ener-gae” Howell HS

Invented a source of biofuels derived from algae farms
Invented a turbine system that would mount to the grill of a truck and generate energy to be used to warm the block of the engine in the winter

Honorable mention #1 “Grizzly Innovators” High Point RHS

Invented a turbine system that would mount to the grill of a truck and generate energy to be used to warm the block of the engine in the winter
Invented a solar powered food dryer

Honorable mention #2 “Technovators” Heritage Middle School

Invented a solar powered food dryer

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