Students from the University of Texas at Arlington and North Texas high schools went nose-to-nose in a Shark Tank-style competition at Monday’s third annual Innovation Day at UTA.
Three UTA teams and 16 high school teams were presented with a problem and challenged to come up with a solution, which they pitched to a panel of judges, according to a report in The Shorthorn.
“Inventors don’t have to be old, and kids usually have the most creative ideas.”
The young entrepreneurs presented everything from a phone app for frequent fliers to rent cars, to window blinds that work using light-sensing technology, CBSDFW reported.
“Inventors don’t have to be old, and kids usually have the most creative ideas,” Colton Sustaita-Robb, a 16-year-old inventor, told CBSDFW. “As you get older, you lose your creativity because you’re more structured and thinking.”
MOWBOT, A ROBOTIC MOWER WITH GPS TRACKING
The winning team was Harmony Science Academy in Dallas. Their solution was MowBot, a robotic mower with GPS tracking. It maps your lawn using a computer algorithm to identify the most effective path to cover the entire lawn while using the least amount of resources. Each team member walked away with a pair of Beats headphones.
Along with the competition, the event showcased the inventions and discoveries the students and faculty been working on over the past year.
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