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Student Challenge: Winner Archive

The TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge winners came up with many incredible and innovative ideas for digital solutions to improve the world. Congratulations to the 2019 TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge winners!

Grand Prize Winner

Early Wildfire Detection Network

Our Planet

Ryan H.
Pegasus School
Huntington Beach, CA

An Internet of Things (IOT) based Wildfire Early Detection system, a low cost wireless field module connected via cellular to an app running on firefighter cell phones.

Top “Health” Pillar Prize Winner

Early diagnosis of opioid addiction


Gitanjali R.
STEM School Highland Ranch
Highlands Ranch, CO

A simple kit designed to help in the fight against the opioid epidemic and would arm physicians with an easy diagnostic tool to identify patients who are on the verge of addiction.

Top “Our Planet” Pillar Prize Winner

Mobile App Foodle

Our Planet

Shraman K.
Meyzeek Middle School
Louisville, KY

A software platform to bring excess food to the hungry and needy people.

Top “Education” Pillar Prize Winner

Sign Buddy


Alexandria C.
Charles P Murray Middle School
Wilmington, NC

Cube that translates sign language into spoken English and also translates spoken English into ASL and ESL

Winner’s Circle

Mission Recycle

Our Planet

Maura B.
Plainfield Community Middle School
Plainfield, IN

Mission Recycle is an app that works like a rewards system to encourage recycling and rewards people when they recycle with points to earn gift cards or to donate to non-profit organizations.

Winner’s Circle

Nine one-to-one (9-1:1)


Wyatt K.
Kiski Area Intermediate School
Vandergrift, PA

9-1:1 is an app designed to connect someone in need with the fastest and most helpful medical response ever.

Winner’s Circle



Liam B.
Emil A Cavallini Middle School
Upper Saddle River, NJ

A pill bottle with a lock and timer which prevents accidental and purposeful opioid addiction.

Winner’s Circle

Trash Coin

Our Planet

Nasr M. and Nikhil J.
Vista Del Sur Traditional School
Laveen, AZ

In response to the tremendous amounts of trash disposed of in our society, we have come up with a way for people to earn money and most importantly help the environment.

Winner’s Circle



Krish L.
Emil A Cavallini Middle School
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Using Virtual Reality to treat anxiety in teenagers with fun, low cost, and easy methods.

Winner’s Circle

Responsive Community Mechanics System


Michaelina H., Paulina D., and Tiffany T.
Randolph Community Middle School
Randolph, MA

Responsive Community Mechanics System will improve the way we view and handle safety in our schools directed towards education and health.