Announcing the winners of the PennDOT Innovations Challenge
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a team of students from Lower Moreland High School in Montgomery County is the winner of the fourth annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge.
Since last fall, students have worked hard to solve this year’s challenge, which asked them to develop an innovative and feasible solution that helps close Pennsylvania’s transportation revenue gap by identifying new funding streams. potential, in addition to gasoline taxes, additional tolls or mileage. user fees, to help ensure adequate funding for transportation in the future.
Innovation from the winning team across the state, “Save energy, generate money,»Consists of using piezoelectric plates on busy roads and transportation networks, generating large amounts of energy from sustainable sources.
Coached by Nick Solomon, members of the statewide winning team are Misha Bankulla, Gopiga Doss and Daniel Porotov.
PennDOT also recognizes finalist entries from The Hill School in Montgomery County in PennDOT Engineering District 6 and North Allegheny Cyber Academy in Allegheny County in PennDOT Engineering District 11.
The Transportation Policy and Education Foundation, an educational arm of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), the American Council of Engineering Companies of PA (ACEC / PA), and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association ( ATSSA) provided a combined total prize of $ 5,500 to be split between the first, second and third place teams.
The PennDOT Innovations Challenge invites high school students in Grades 9-12 to use their problem-solving, creativity, and strategic thinking skills to solve real-world transportation challenges. The Innovations Challenge aims to not only help students explore the real-world transportation challenges PennDOT faces, but also open their minds to the very real possibility of working for PennDOT after graduation.
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