Ideas Power UAF Arctic Innovation Competition

In the cub division for youth ages 12 and under, the to start with-spot prize and $500 went to the Gadget Girls of North Pole for their notion, Cluck Box. Lauren Burgess, Shannan Burgess, Charlie Clark, Leah Lewellyn, and Alex Lorenzana—an all-woman team—improved the structure of recent chick-delivery bins to aid retain chicks protected, warm, and fed during for a longer time intervals of time. 

“Being from Alaska, I wished to be part of a local community that fosters creative imagination and innovation in my dwelling point out,” suggests Prismatext’s Erving. “I imagine it’s critical to emphasize homegrown achievements, and AIC is a amazing resource that highlights new ideas in the Past Frontier.”

Other hard cash prizes went to key division initiatives involving vertical axis wind turbines, hydroponic agriculture, an ultrasonic dresses washer, and a system to connection sensible thermostats to immediate vent heaters, like Toyo stoves, which does not exist in the existing current market.

Junior innovators from Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright, and North Pole received income for, respectively, a tabletop system charger, a little robot that sweeps metallic particles from workshop floors, and an anti-fogging experience mask.

The 12-and-beneath cohort also acquired money for principles to resolve the problem of dogs refusing to “do their business” in chilly, snowy weather, and 3D printed properties at the main of new neighborhoods.

That latter entry came from the crew of Brooks and Bridger Pinney of Juneau, whose multiple submissions also acquired honorable mentions: heated snow shovels, an app that warns of harmful “red tides,” and a prototype water bottle with a reverse osmosis filter.

Between grownup competition, honorable mentions went to the Phire Charger, which costs cellular units working with batteries carried by wildland firefighters a magnetic plug for motor vehicle block heaters, to steer clear of the issue of yanking the wire an organizer for intravenous lines an airborne sickness dosimeter, which estimates publicity to other people’s exhalations and an emulsion of ammonia and crude oil, which could possibly sometime make it possible for the transport of carbonless electricity in the Trans Alaska Pipeline Process. Those people projects each individual won $100.

Even though most of the winners are from Alaska, assignments from Pennsylvania and Washington also attained recognition.