Newton North HS has formed an InvenTeam, becoming one of 16 schools nationwide to win a $10,000 grant for its team’s invention — a Pedestrian Alert System. Following the lead of the World Health Organization, the Newton North team focused on road safety and found that Ethiopia has among the highest road traffic fatalities per vehicle. The team’s invention warns drivers in developing countries of crossing pedestrians. This grant can be used for experimenting and prototyping, but not production, so the team is now raising funds for actual fabrication. See NewtonSTEM’s writeup for details.
On March 28 at 5PM, the InvenTeam will present its invention to the public in Room 121 (Design & Visual Communications Technology Lab) of Newton North HS. The objective is to inform the Newton community and to seek local sponsors.