NDCL Chemistry Students Win Believe in Ohio Awards for STEM Commercialization Plans

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On Friday, May 12th, Mr. Jim Montaquila presented awards on behalf of Believe in Ohio at NDCL’s Pat and Janet O’Brien Center for Performing Arts.  The STEM commercialization program is sponsored by the Ohio Academy and challenges students to become leaders in Ohio’s innovation economy by focusing their STEM learning through an entrepreneurial lens and mindset.

Science teacher Miss Kelly Maduri, who teaches the Honors Chemistry course, coordinated the students’ participation in the Believe in Ohio competition.

  • First Place: Michael Louard `18 and Gregory Owendoff `18 for their plan for inexpensive, lightweight, and easy-to-assembly modularly assembled panel housing for poor people in developing countries.
  • Second Place: Hailey Oppenlander `18 and Hannah Junglas `18 for Slumber System, a pillow that uses binaural beat technology to help one enter into a deeper state of sleep faster.
  • Third Place: Olivia DeJohn `18 and Antonia Mysyk `18 for a universal water fountain filtration attachment that allows users to purify water flowing from any water fountain.
  • Fourth Place: Halle Sarkisian `18 and Elizabeth Walsh `18 for Compact Cosmetics, a combined foundation and makeup brush system that uses dimethicone cross polymer and emollient to hydrate and smooth skin.

Pictured In Photo: Entrepreneurial Ingenuity: Honors Chemistry students celebrate their award-winning STEM commercialization plans following a ceremony Friday morning. Winners include juniors Halle Sarkisian (Mentor) (left), Elizabeth Walsh (Concord), Olivia DeJohn (Chardon), Hailey Oppenlander (Chardon), Hannah Junglas (Novelty), Michael Louard (Cleveland Hts.), and Gregory Owendoff (Chagrin Falls).

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