Pickup Patrol, 2011 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

Written by on November 20, 2011 in 2011, Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award, Team

Pickup Patrol

Mont Vernon Village School
Mont Vernon, NH

Problem: Communications problems between parents and school administration when students’ end-of-day travel plans change

Solution: An electronic system that allows parents to change a child’s after-school travel plans with the school by computer or mobile device

At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World®, two of the finalist teams received gold medals and savings bonds for their winning entries. The competition is designed for teams of middle school-age students, and gives the students experience in solving problems using the scientific process of exploring, analyzing and drawing conclusions.


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