Kearny 9th Graders Shine at Innovation Challenge

Kearny 9th Graders Shine at Innovation Challenge
Posted on 05/22/2022
Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge Winners 2022



Starting in Fall 2021, The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego launched the Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge #JTIC22. This worldwide event supported educators and teenagers in developing social good solutions aligned to the UN Global Goals.

The competition began with 120+ educators, 3100+ students, 15 countries, and 30 US states!

BST 9th graders Jeanelle Salva, Simat Sabri, and Janette Estrada took 2nd place overall! They proposed a multi-functional safety spray to help protect women.

EID 9th graders Leo Garcia and Aiden Gruby were one of two winning teams of the Photonics Innvoation Award! They designed an inexpensive and mobile way to provides millions of people access to electricity.

Check out the entries here!

Click here to listen to them speak about their innovation on Drew Schlosberg's podcast "Spotlight on the Community".

Special thanks to Ms. Weber for encouraging the students to participate in the challenge and supporting them throughout the process.

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