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AIC Success Story – Cameron Gackstetter and The ThawHead

AIC Success Story – Cameron Gackstetter and The ThawHead

Cameron Gackstetter won the Main Division 1st place prize of $10,000 in the 2015 Arctic Innovation Competition for his innovation of the ThawHead. The ThawHead is a portable, 40-pound apparatus which uses a two-stage process to thaw ice and then remove melt water and debris in an efficient manner. The ThawHead is designed to assist with the removal of ice and snow from airport lighting canisters, thus exposing the lights and any areas that may need to be repaired.

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AIC Success Story – Wylie Rogers and The Wylie Post

AIC Success Story – Wylie Rogers and The Wylie Post

With his creation of The Wylie Post, Wylie Rogers, along with his partner John Miller, won the Alaska College Student Kicker Prize at the 2014 Arctic Innovation Competition. The Wylie Post modernizes the hockey net peg by making it safer and more efficient to anchor hockey nets to the ice.

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AIC Success Story – Thread Wizard Bolt Cleaner

AIC Success Story – Thread Wizard Bolt Cleaner

The AIC team recently interviewed Marc Golat, part of the team behind the Thread Wizard bolt cleaner, which received an honorable mention in the 2015 Arctic Innovation Competition. The Thread Wizard was created for mechanics to have a safer and more efficient way to clean dirty bolts.

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2015 Winners

2015 Winners

The results are in for UAF’s 7th annual Arctic Innovation Competition! Competitors pitched wonderful and creative ideas to judges to win over $25,000 in prizes.

Main Division (Ages 13 and up)
1st Place – $10,000
Cameron Gackstetter
The ThawHead

The ThawHead is a portable, 40-pound apparatus which uses a two-stage process to first thaw ice and then remove the melt water and debris quickly and efficiently, exposing the interior of the container or area needing repair work.

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Congratulations AIC 2015 Finalists!

Congratulations AIC 2015 Finalists!

Congratulations to all the AIC 2015 finalists! All these competitors will be attending the AIC final competition on Saturday, October 17 to present their innovative ideas and compete for the top prizes. Check out the event flyer for all the details and come cheer on your favorite idea!

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2014 Winners

2014 Winners

Results for UAF’s 6th annual Arctic Innovation Competition are in! Competitors pitched wonderful and creative ideas to judges to win over $25,000 in prizes.

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