Edison Invention Challenge – 2014 Awards

Thirty-six teams of students came to compete in the fourth annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge. Students ranging from 5th grade to high school, participated in this popular invention competition. Last year twenty-seven teams were involved.

Held on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology [NJIT] on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, this energy technology themed competition capped 4 months of work by the student teams. Teams from all over northern and central New Jersey and Staten Island got up bright and early to bring their inventions and excitement to NJIT. Judges 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. In addition to the three top-ranking awards highlighted below, each judge gave out an honorable mention award to a deserving team in a special category.

Invented a Solar Survival Kit.

1st Place Team from Northern Highlands Regional High School Invented a Solar Survival Kit

Invented a Solar Survival Kit.
Invented the Eye in the Sky, a fuel cell/battery powered quad-copter for surveillance.

2nd Place Team from High Point Regional High School aka “The Green Team”

Invented the Eye in the Sky, a fuel cell/battery powered quad-copter for surveillance.
Invented a Solar Cooler.

3rd Place Team from Waldwick High School aka “Team Warriors”

Invented a Solar Cooler.

Great work student teams! Thomas Edison would be proud. To see more pictures from this event, visit and ‘like’ our Facebook page.

 

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

Great work student teams! Thomas Edison would be proud. To see more pictures from this event, visit and ‘like’ our Facebook page.