Congratulations to Winners and Finalists in the 2021 Challenge Season!
Here are the top competitors in the 2021-22 academic year NFTE World Series of Innovation.
Maxar Community Resilience from Space Challenge - 2021
The Challenge: Design a solution using satellite imagery and other geospatial data to help communities become more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
- First Place: Eagle Eye, harnesses geospatial data to aid in waste management of urban areas. Developed by 18-year-old Robin Ye and 18-year-old Bryan Ng from Singapore. See their video here.
- Second Place: GeoSat, uses SMAP satellite data to predict potential landslides in Taiwan to increase alerts and evacuation efficiency. Developed by 16-year-old Pan Yung-Shian and 16-year-old Casper Liao, students at Kang Chiao International School in Taiwan. See their video here.
- Third Place: Wild Ping, an immersive map that combines various interfaces to display relevant information to inform fellow wilderness explorers. Developed by 18-year-old Spencer Jordan and 17-year-old Thomas Brasch, students at Mead High School in Spokane, Washington. See their video here.
- COV-APP, an app using geospatial data to track the spread of coronavirus to develop more accurate contact-tracing. Developed by a team from American Academy of Nicosia in Nicosia, Cyprus. See their video here.
- AmoryGuard, pairs wearable tech sensors with online consultations to increase access to health monitoring. Developed by a team from Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. See their video here.
- GeoConnect, utilizes geospatial data to increase access to high-speed internet in Native American reservations. Developed by a team from Galileo Academy of Science and Technology in San Francisco, California. See their video here.
- Satellites for a Better Tomorrow, collects soil moisture data to aid farmers and ranchers improve farming efficiency. Developed by a team from Diamond Technology Institute in Watsonville, California. See their video here.
- Interseller, collects geospatial data to detect areas at risk of natural disasters and identify patterns in natural disasters. Developed by a team from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. See their video here.
- Refugenie, utilizes GIS data to optimize safe and effective routes for refugee resettlement during environmental catastrophes. Developed by a team from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. See their video here.
- Blaze Watch, an emergency navigation system used to safely guide people at risk of wildfires. Developed by a team from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California.
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6 Clean water and sanitationBank of the West Fresh Water Action Challenge
Promote ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle water.
8 Decent work and economic growthCiti Foundation Future of Work Challenge
Empower young people with the tools for the future of work
15 Life on landEY Accelerating Environmental Sustainability Challenge
Protect, restore, or promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.
11 Sustainable cities and communitiesLink Logistics Green Buildings Challenge
Helps buildings become more environmentally sustainable or promote the use of green building materials
14 Life below waterMary Kay Global Oceans Conservation Challenge
Conserve and/or protect the world's marine ecosystems and coastal communities.
4 Quality educationMastercard Financial Education Challenge
Promote, educate, or increase access to financial literacy in your community.
13 Climate actionMaxar Climate Mapping Challenge
Use maps and satellite imagery that helps communities understand and adapt to the impact of climate change.
3 Good health and wellbeingMetLife Foundation Good Health and Well-Being Challenge
Promote equitable access to physical and/or mental wellbeing in your community
7 Affordable and clean energyServiceNow Carbon Killer Challenge
Reduce carbon emissions in local communities.
13 Climate actionZuora Subscription Economy Challenge
Advance sustainability through innovation in the Subscription Economy