ICYMI Ross High School Inventors in Running for National Honors
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT*
The Journal-News: Ross High School Inventors in Running for National Honors
Students win big bucks for school tech program
A big congratulations to the Ross High School student team in the Butler Tech IT Program. The students already won $50,000 worth of tech for their school when they qualified for a national competition. As the Journal-News article details, the students traveled to Washington, D.C., to vie for Top 3 in the country. While they did not finish in the top three, they won another $50,000 of tech equipment. Way to go, Rams!
Ross security app inventors still in running for national honors
Michael D. Clark
May 8, 2017
“The inventive teens from Ross High School who competed as a finalist in a recent national competition didn’t win top honors — yet…
“The student team, whose school security app is drawing spotlight attention — were in Washington, D.C., last week as one of 10 finalists in a national contest of ingenuity.
“They have already won $50,000 worth of tech for their Butler County high school by finishing first in Ohio…
“‘We had a great trip to (Washington) D.C. last week at the Pitch Event...We did not place in the top three. We did, however, end up winning $50,000 in Samsung technology,’ said Tom O’Neill, instructor of the Butler Tech Ross High School IT Program and team advisor…
“The students designed a school safety system to provide early warning for a range of emergencies to first responders and school administrators — including gunshot location detection…pinpoint[ing] the location of an incident on a school map and send alerts to first responders and school officials...
“The security phone app is a faster, more modern safety option than current security alert systems used by many schools when it comes to violent threats or dangerous weather situations, O’Neill said.
“The team...is still in the running for another national competition later this month... in the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) USA event...May 26-28.”
Read the full article here.
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