The 2015 Young Mind Awards

 

This was the official website for the  2015 Young Mind Awards. The Young Mind Award was a global competition by Advantage Business Media that aimed to inspire youth at the Middle and High School levels, as well as students at the undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and Research and Development as desirable education and career options for scholars. Students were able win up to $5000
Content is from the site's 2014 - 2015 archived pages.

 



Young Mind Awards - We’re Giving Away $75,000! Have you entered the competition yet?

Don't let this opportunity pass you by! You can come up with a new project just for the YMAs, or capitalize on your past efforts by entering a project you have worked on throughout the 2014-2015 school year.

We are giving away a total of $75,000 to winning entrants, their associated schools, and their mentoring teacher or professor. Winners and finalists will be recognized across the relevant Advantage Business Media brands, in press releases, and on the Young Mind Awards website!

As you may know, this program is celebrating design engineering and research and development excellence among middle school, high school, and undergraduate students. The Young Mind Awards will recognize outstanding achievements and efforts of students who design and build a project in one of five STEM innovation categories.

 

We are now accepting entries for the 2015 Young Mind Awards!

Our mission is to inspire youth at the Middle and High School levels, as well as students at the undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and Research and Development as desirable education and career options for scholars.

This is a global competition showcasing design engineering and research and development excellence and presentations in 5 categories as follows:

* Wireless
* Electronic
* Medical
* Electromechanical/Mechanical
* Research & Development

 



We’re Giving Away $75,000! Have You Entered the Young Mind Awards Competition Yet?

 

 


 

Award Categories

5 PRODUCT CATEGORIES

ELECTRONIC - ECN

  • Project description:
    • Describe an electrical engineering design that either solves a problem or improves a process. Explain the purpose and function of the design. A brief description of the target performance requirements may be appropriate.
    • Explain what part of your product qualifies it for the proper category, in this case, electronic.
  • Presentation of Project:
    • Describe the functional product you designed and constructed to meet the required performance specifications. Elaborate on the methods of construction and means of operation of your project.
    • Build your project and demonstrate it in a three (3) minute video presentation

WIRELESS - WDD

  • Project description:
    • Describe the wireless engineering design that either solves a problem or improves a process. Explain the purpose and function of the design. A brief description of the target performance requirements may be appropriate.
    • Explain what part of your product qualifies it for the proper category, in this case, wireless
  • Presentation of Project:
    • Describe the functional product you designed and constructed to meet the required performance specifications. Elaborate on the methods of construction and means of operation of your project.
    • Build your project and demonstrate it in a three (3) minute video presentation

MEDICAL - MDT

  • Project description:
    • Describe the medical engineering design that either solves a problem or improves a process. Explain the purpose and function of the design. A brief description of the target performance requirements may be appropriate.  Development of a medical device could be a physical device, software solution, mobile app for a device, or a combination thereof.  Clinical applications for the submission can range in any healthcare sector.
    • Explain what part of your product qualifies it for the proper category, in this case, medical.
  • Presentation of Project:
    • Describe the functional product you designed and constructed to meet the required performance specifications. Elaborate on the methods of construction and means of operation of your project.
    • Build your project and demonstrate it in a three (3) minute video presentation

ELECTROMECHANICAL/MECHANICAL - PDD

  • Project description:
    • Describe the electromechanical/mechanical engineering design that either solves a problem or improves a process. Explain the purpose and function of the design. A brief description of the target performance requirements may be appropriate.
    • Explain what part of your product qualifies it for the proper category, in this case, electromechanical/mechanical.
  • Presentation of Project:
    • Describe the functional product you designed and constructed to meet the required performance specifications. Elaborate on the methods of construction and means of operation of your project.
    • Build your project and demonstrate it in a three (3) minute video presentation

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT - R&D

  • Project description:
    • Describe a research and development project that develops a new product, process or software. Explain what technologies you would use or employ. A brief description of the project or target characteristics may be appropriate.
    • Explain what part of your product or process qualifies it as an R&D project. 
  • Presentation of project:
    • Describe the results of the project you researched and developed and compare them to the results you expected. Elaborate on the technologies you used to complete your project.
    • Build your project and demonstrate it in a three (3) minute video presentation

 



 

Judge Requirements

The judging process is taken very seriously. We look to our Young Mind Awards judges to be impartial and hold them to the highest standard of fairness, accuracy, and integrity. No judge may evaluate a category/division in which someone he/she knows is competing.

Entries will be evaluated and scored on a 10-point system (10 being the highest score, 1 being the lowest) by a judging panel comprised of qualified and vetted STEM enthusiasts, educators, and industry experts.

The judging process will begin in June 2015. Finalists will be notified at the end of the judging period and will receive an invitation to attend the official Young Mind Awards ceremony in conjunction with the R&D 100 awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13, 2015.

Judging Guidelines

Creativity (scale of 1 to 10):

  • Is the project original and imaginative? Did the student develop new solutions or designs? How did the student address any surprising or unexpected developments?

Comprehensiveness (scale of 1 to 10):

  • Are sufficient details given so that others can replicate the work? Are the procedures well-defined? Does the work fully explain the project itself?

Clarity of Expression (scale of 1 to 10):

  • Is the project understandable? Is the material presented logical and coherent?

Demonstration (scale of 1 to 10):

  • Does the video presentation clearly describe the project and demonstrate its function?

Maximum Total Score - 40

 



 

Guidelines for Design Submission

The Young Mind Awards (YMAs) are inspiring our youth at Middle School, High School, and Undergraduate levels to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and R&D as viable education and career options for scholars.

What’s required?
Each entrant must complete a competition registration form and a project submission.

Competition Registration Form Must Include:

  • Name of student
  • Open Source Agreement – allowing for the content to be placed within public domain (ABM website)
  • Students age and education level
  • Teacher Name / School Name
  • Brief explanation (abstract) of project

Project Submission Must Include:

  • Entry video - Build your project and demonstrate it in a three (3) minute video with an in-depth presentation and explanation of the project, fully illustrating the extent of your design and the end product.
  • Written report that clearly explains project, the design, the functionality, and the end result of your creation.
     

**The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), 15 USC 6501, and the Children's Privacy Protection Final Rule, require us to obtain "verifiable parental consent" before collecting, using or disclosing individually identifiable information from children under age 13. To this end, if a child entering “Young Mind Awards” is 12 or under, we will not collect their email address and contact information, but will instead collect the email address and contact information of their parent or guardian (in addition to teacher or school).  If a child who enters is 12 or under, we will verify these entries with the parent or guardian upon receipt of the entry. 

 



 

List of Judges

Members of the judging panel are comprised of industry-recognized professionals who will review submitted designs based on creativity, comprehensiveness, clarity of expression, and demonstration.

The list of judges includes:

  • Don BossiPresident, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
  • Cathie Currie, Ph.D.Outreach Specialist, Columbia University: School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Larry DeVitoEngineering Fellow, Analog Devices
  • Kaelly FarnhamProject Marketing Engineer, Keysight Technologies
  • Katya Golovchenko, TE Fellow, Corporate Technology, TE Connectivity
  • Dean KamenPresident, DEKA Research & Development and FounderFIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
  • Camsie McAdamsPartner, Academic Strategy for TNTP (The New Teacher Project); Former Deputy Director, Office of STEM, US Department of Education
  • Ellen McIsaacSenior Aeronautical Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Susan RodriguezSTEM Teacher Advisory Board Member, Science Foundation Arizona
  • Marc SchulmanExecutive Director, USA Science & Engineering Festival
  • Rob Shaddock, Chief Technology Officer, TE Connectivity
  • Deborah Petrillo SpencerAerospace Engineering Teacher, PLTW (Project Lead The Way); Physics Teacher, Morristown High School

 



The entry period has closed for the 2015 Young Mind Awards

Winning students and teams will be awarded a total of $75,000!

Our mission is to inspire youth at the Middle and High School levels, as well as students at the undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and Research and Development as desirable education and career options for scholars.

The winners will be announced at the Young Mind Awards ceremony in conjunction with the R&D 100 Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13, 2015. 

 



 

2014 -2015 NEWS

2015 Young Mind Awards Finalists

Tue, 11/03/2015 / by WDD Staff / www.ecnmag.com

The Young Mind Awards (YMA) mission is to inspire students with an analytical mindset to challenge themselves and follow their dreams in STEM. A global competition, the YMAs encourage students at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth design engineering and research and development as desirable education and career options for scholars.

The YMAs recognize outstanding achievements and efforts of students who design and build a project in one of five innovation categories: electromechanical/mechanical, electronic, medical, research and development, and wireless.

For the 2014/15 school year, the Young Mind Awards finalists are:

Undergraduates

  • Jaime Henle and Josh Steele – Electromechanical/Mechanical
  • Daniel Campbell – Medical
  • Iman Chalabi – Electronic
  • Mahavir Dwivedi – Medical
  • Christopher Hoolihan – Electromechanical/Mechanical
  • Emily King – Research and Development
  • Maggie O’Connor – Research and Development
  • Sean Salmon – Wireless
  • Paul Spaur – Research and Development
  • Tajh Thompson – Wireless
  • Linh Vu – Medical

High School

  • Caroline Blanchard, Emily Blanchard, Abigail Hancock, Sarah Maxson – Medical
  • Eamon Bracht – Electromechanical/Mechanical
  • Julia Cocco – Electromechanical/Mechanical
  • Shana Gershbaum – Electronic
  • Michael Huang – Electronic
  • Zubair Khan – Wireless
  • Olivia Li – Research and Development
  • Ray Liu – Electromechanical/Mechanical
  • Patrick McKee, Tanabodin Saengnark – Electronic
  • Zeynep Ozgur – Electronic
  • Sonia Sachar – Medical
  • Sloane Sambuco – Research and Development
  • D Sendin – Electromechanical/Mechanical
  • Kaushik Tandon – Research and Development
  • Maya Varma – Medical

Middle School

  • Rylie Gray – Medical
  • Rahul Guda – Medical
  • Seshan Jayapregasham – Electromechanical/Mechanical
  • Terrance Li – Electronic
  • Kanav Mittal – Research and Development
  • Isha Mohapatra – Research and Development
  • Jahan Razavi - Wireless
  • Sanjana Shah – Research and Development
  • Robert Walker – Electromechanical/Mechanical

Winners will be announced on November 12, 2015 at the R&D 100 Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

2015 Young Mind Awards Winners

Thu, 11/12/2015 - www.ecnmag.com by WDD Staff

Congratulations to our 2015 Young Mind Award Winners!

The mission of the Young Mind Awards is to inspire students with an analytical mindset to challenge themselves, and follow their dreams in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A global competition, the YMAs encourage students at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth design engineering and research and development as desirable education and career options for scholars. The YMAs recognize outstanding achievements and efforts of students who design and build a project in one of five innovation categories: electromechanical/mechanical, electronic, medical, research and development, and wireless.

This was our inaugural year and the entries we received completely surpassed our expectations! Thank you to all who entered. Each and every entry was unique and very impressive. Our prestigious judges reviewed every entry and, after much deliberation, selected the winners. We are pleased today to announce the 2015 Young Mind Award winners.

Electromechanical/Mechanical 

Middle School

  • Seshan Jayapregasham - "Energy Harvesting to Track Marine Animals"

High School

  • The LASA Robotics Team - "GiraPHPHe Robot" 

Undergraduate

  • Christopher Hoolihan, Melissa Matthes, and Mike Regano - "Automated Optoelectronics Test Platform"

Electronic

Middle School

  • Terrance Li - "Wearable Device to Provide Local Thermal Amenities for Reduction of HVAC Energy Consumption and Cost" 

High School

  • Zeynep Ozgur - "SmartNotes: An Intelligent System that Enhances Efficient Social Communication in Learning Environments"

Undergraduate

  • Iman Chalabi - "Auris -Your Third Ear"

Medical

Middle School

  • Rahul Guda - "Do natural plant products have anticancer activity?"

High School

  • Sonia Sachar - "A Systems Biology Approach to Optimize Prediction of Efficacy of Pathway Targeted Therapies in Cancer"

Undergraduate

  • Daniel Campbell and Garrett Smith - "Smart Implants for Bone Tissue Engineering"

Research and Development

Middle School

  • Sanjana Shah - "Text Compression Algorithm Based on Popularity Using Global English Dictionary"

High School

  • Olivia Li - "Lead it Go: Purifying Lead Contaminated Water with Common Seashells"

Undergraduate

  • Maggie O'Connor and Kiana Jansen - "Forensic Application of Raman Spectroscopy for Blood Age Analysis"

Wireless

Middle School

  • Jahan Razavi - "PyroVision: A Detection System for Wildfires"

High School

  • Zubair Khan - "Wireless Power Harvesting"

Undergraduate

  • Sean Salmon - "Autonomous Wireless Proximity Alert System"

Evergreen Winners

Middle School

  • Jahan Razavi - "PyroVision: A Detection System for Wildfires"

High School

  • Sonia Sachar - "A Systems Biology Approach to Optimize Prediction of Efficacy of Pathway Targeted Therapies in Cancer"

Undergraduate

  • Christopher Hoolihan, Melissa Matthes, and Mike Regano - "Automated Optoelectronics Test Platform"

Thank you again to all who entered, congratulations to all of our winners, and a special thank you to our sponsors: Allied Electronics, API Technologies, Coilcraft, Memory Protection Devices, and OKW Enclosures, for their continued support.

 

 

API Technologies partners with Young Mind Awards

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:41am
by API Technologies / www.ecnmag.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – December 2014 - API Technologies Corp.is now a wireless vertical market partner of the Advantage Business Media (ABM) ”Young Mind Awards.“  This unique engineering competition challenges middle school, high school, and undergraduate students to design, build, and present an innovative solution that solves a problem utilizing a wireless technology.

Applicants are asked to identify and describe a problem or process in need of improvement, build the product solution, and then demonstrate how it has helped resolve the problem or improve the process.

Students are required to submit their designs and a short video demonstrating their finished product. A panel of judges, comprised of industry-recognized professionals, will review the submissions based on four principles: creativity, comprehensiveness, clarity of expression, and demonstration.

Tara Condon, vice president of corporate development and marketing for API Technologies, said, “Fostering science, technology, engineering, and math talent is vital. API Technologies is proud to support a program that celebrates engineering innovation among students and increases their interest in pursuing a career in the field.”

Competition entries are now being accepted at www.youngmindawards.com.
All video presentations and submissions are due by May 31, 2015. Winners will be announced at the R&D 100 Awards in Las Vegas on November 13, 2015. A $1,000 prize will be presented to the winning wireless entry and the associated teacher and school. Three additional prizes of $5,000 each will be awarded to the top entries in all vertical categories.

For more information and program updates, follow Young Mind Awards on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Glen Sundin, executive director, Young Mind Awards, said, “API Technologies was instrumental in the creation of our program. We are honored to be partnering with them on this initiative.”

 

Advantage Business Media Announces STEM Awards Program to Challenge and Inspire Promising Future Engineers

Nov 19, 2014

Rockaway, NJ - Advantage Business Media today announced the kick-off the Young Mind Awards, a program celebrating design engineering and research and development excellence among middle school, high school, and undergraduate students.

The Young Mind Awards will recognize outstanding achievements and efforts of students who design and build a project in one of five innovation categories: electronic, wireless, medical, electromechanical/mechanical, and research and development.

“A main goal of the program is to stimulate interest in engineering at an earlier age, and bring a greater awareness that a career in this field can be rewarding while solving real-world problems,” says Glen Sundin, Executive Director of the Young Mind Awards. “We want to encourage and inspire students with an analytical mindset to challenge themselves and follow their dreams in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math].”

Advantage Business Media CEO Jim Lonergan says the program seeks to identify true leaders and entrepreneurs. “Young people that are able to define problems, conduct a process of choosing the best solution, and ultimately, create and optimize a final design, should be recognized,” said Advantage Business Media CEO Jim Lonergan.

A panel of judges comprised of industry-recognized professionals will review the submitted designs based on four principles: creativity, comprehensiveness, clarity of expression, and demonstration.

“As a former high school math teacher and current industry engineer, I am very passionate about having students discover the connection between the math and science they are learning in the classroom and how it applies to technology in the real world,” said Kaelly Farnham, Project Marketing Engineer at Keysight Technologies and a YMA judge.

Entries are now being accepted for the competition at www.youngmindawards.com. All submissions, which should include a video presentation, are due by May 31, 2015.

The winners will be announced at the Young Mind Awards ceremony at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13, 2015 in conjunction with the 2015 R&D 100 Awards.

Advantage Business Media will be awarding winning students and teams up to $5,000, while teachers, professors, and schools will receive up to $1,000.

 

 


 

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