STEM Invention Challenge Announces Finalists

Four finalists have been selected in the Wouldn’t It Be Cool If...national campaign that challenged youth ages 10-15 to invent the coolest thing to make their life more awesome for themselves, their community, or even the world, and then to explore how math and science could help bring those ideas to life.

Finalists include:

  • Kayla Benson (12) from Topeka, Kansas – The i-Stand, an electronic music stand that has your sheet music loaded on a screen with apps that include a tuner, metronome, and recorder.
  • Hannah Yusoff (15) and Hon Kwok (15) from Westlake, Ohio – Bone Analyzer Kit, a digital device that can detect body injuries through blood samples.
  • Grey McCluskey (15) from Indian Trail, North Carolina – The Baby Safe Rider, a mechanism in toddler car seats designed to detect the onset of heightened temperatures in babies and maintain their temperature
  • Emmie Lopez (12), Eileen Figueroa (12) and Jaime Brens (12) from Bronx, New York – A to Zinc Coffee, a filter that adds vitamins and nutrients to your coffee.

The national winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Wouldn’t It Be Cool If… Finalist Event.