2012 Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation

Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation

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With more than 12,000 votes, this year’s Prize winners have been announced! Congratulations to Sirocco Computer Cleaner from Northern Vance High School and No Sweat from UNC-Chapel Hill.  

High School winner

“Sirocco Computer Cleaner” | Northern Vance High School

This innovative computer cleaner, called the Sirocco, is designed to dislodge and remove dust interfering with a computer’s critical functioning parts, such as its fan. Any group regularly uses computers in its day-to-day activities, such as the public school system, businesses, medical facilities, nonprofits and more, will benefit from the Sirocco Computer Cleaner. Its goal is to lower computer malfunction rates while also saving money typically spent on computer repair.

college WINNER

“NO SWEAT” | UNC-CHAPEL HILL

  “No Sweat” is an innovative, self-contained Iontophoresis device that allows for specific control of water temperature used to deliver therapeutics. The hot water produced within the device will open the pores increasing the transdermic flow between the skin layers, allowing for faster medical treatments with less drugs, greatly reducing pain. Three groups in particular demonstrate a need for “No Sweat” including diabetics, amputees, and those that suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Past Results

Interested in learning more about previous prize projects? Visit our Past Winners and Results page to see what students have done so far. 

State Employee’s Credit Union to Expand Prize

The State Employee’s Credit Union has pledged up to  $200,000 to expand this prize. Read more about their generous support and the future of the prize in our latest press release

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