1st Place – $10,000

Vincent Castro & Eric Solie

Attently

Attently is a cloud-based software service, which utilizes a video feed from a standard webcam or smart phone camera, calculating both the number of faces in view and the percentage of those faces which are actively paying attention in the direction of the camera.

2nd Place – $5,000

Shalane Frost

The NoseHat

The NoseHat is a malleable nose and cheek cover for use during outdoor recreation in winter. It is ergonomically designed to fit any face shape or nose size, while allowing unobstructed breathing during vigorous activities like Nordic skiing. This idea also won the Main Division Fan Favorite Award.

 

3rd Place – $3,000

Laura Oden, Celia Crossett & Ayla Rogers

Footwear for Unique Feet

Footwear for Unique Feet is designed specifically for people with medical conditions that cause swollen feet. These shoes will expand on one foot, or on both feet, and the expansion is designed in unique areas to correspond with the true needs of this population. This idea also won the Alaska College Student Kicker award.

 

4th Place – $1,000

Justina Beagnyam

RecycleMe Burial Wrap

RecycleMe Burial Wraps are a unique, ecologically beneficial burial product grown from microorganisms. This beautifully designed, 100% biodegradable material is capable of concealing odors and supporting accelerated decomposition.

 

Alaska College Student Kicker – $2,000

Laura Oden, Celia Crossett & Ayla Rogers

Footwear for Unique Feet

Footwear for Unique Feet is designed specifically for people with medical conditions that cause swollen feet. These shoes will expand on one foot, or on both feet, and the expansion is designed in unique areas to correspond with the true needs of this population. This idea also won 3rd Place in the Main Division.

 

Arctic Kicker – $2,000

David Brannan &
Dawson Brannan

Vertical Center Supports for Heavily Insulated Arctic Doors

Vertical Center Supports for Heavily Insulated Arctic Doors have the ability to save businesses and organizations money on their heating bill by allowing thicker, more heavily insulated, and structurally sound doors to be installed in large buildings in Arctic regions.

 

Recycling Kicker – $2,000

Harrison DeSanto, Andrew Ladd & Nathan Bauer

Activate Alaska LLC

Activate Alaska is a local project to manufacture activated carbon, derived from Alaska biomass for use in the growing markets of public, industrial, and consumer water filtration systems. To accomplish this, Activate Alaska LLC has developed processes and equipment that are patentable, and will produce activated carbon that can be competitively substituted for imported coconut-based activated carbon products.

 

Fan Favorite – $100

Shalane Frost

The NoseHat

The NoseHat is a malleable nose and cheek cover for use during outdoor recreation in winter. It is ergonomically designed to fit any face shape or nose size, while allowing unobstructed breathing during vigorous activities like Nordic skiing. This idea also won 2nd Place in the Main Division.

 

 

Honorable Mentions – $100

Lance Ahern

Second Skin

Second Skin is a product that provides any user with all the benefits of biometric security without requiring the user to give up control over their fingerprints and palm prints.

 

Aditaya Akheramka, Huckleberry Hopper, Kushagra Saxena, and Aaron Cottle

Blue Energy

This idea, which produces methane and sequesters huge quantities of CO2 permanently, could alter the path taken by the Arctic regions and prevent irreversible environmental damage.

 

Jesse Atencio

Compressed Gas Transport Rack

The Compressed Gas Transport Rack is a device for safely transporting tanks filled with compressed gas, both inert and flammable, when an open air vehicle like a pickup truck is not available.

 

David Brannan and Dawson Brannan

Vertical Center Supports for Heavily Insulated Arctic Doors

Vertical Center Supports for Heavily Insulated Arctic Doors have the ability to save businesses and organizations money on their heating bill by allowing thicker, more heavily insulated, and structurally sound doors to be installed in large buildings in Arctic regions

 

Robb Coady

ATV/UTV Snowplow Blade with Accessory Fins

This ATV/UTV Snowplow Blade with Accessory Fins will cut the time it takes to plow almost in half.

 

Robb Coady

Weed & Ice Ripper

The Weed & Ice Ripper is a device for anyone with a gravel driveway who deals with weeds and grass growing in areas that don’t get much traffic, as well as the damage caused by ripping up the snow hard pack that occurs during break up.

 

Blake Cooper, James Lang, Zachary Chaves, and Ekaterina Nagibina

Hydro-Gen

Hydro-Gen can be conceptualized as a water turbine that is meant to provide sustainable electricity in rural areas of Alaska. This turbine uses the flow of the river it occupies to generate electricity for a village.

 

Harrison DeSanto, Andrew Ladd, and Nathan Bauer

Activate Alaska LLC

Activate Alaska is a local project to manufacture activated carbon, derived from Alaska biomass for use in the growing markets of public, industrial, and consumer water filtration systems. To accomplish this, Activate Alaska LLC has developed processes and equipment that are patentable, and will produce activated carbon that can be competitively substituted for imported coconut-based activated carbon products.

 

Paul Doak

Air flow system for maintaining sewer systems in permafrost areas

This system prevents frost in the entire sewer system and vents out the end of the drain field; it also creates a negative air pressure in the home or business.

 

Alfred H. Gosuk, Paula Andra Aigner, and Golda Rankin

GillRipper

The GillRipper is a tool for use in fishing or environment settings for commercial or subsistence use; the tool will properly gill all fish effectively and easily.

 

Russell Krug

Bernoulli Wind Turbine

The Bernoulli Wind Turbine is a new design of wind turbine that addresses many of the problems with today’s wind generators by mounting the generator vertically and closer to the ground in a ducted enclosure.

 

Mark Melham

Passive Cooling of Permafrost Cellars in Arctic Communities

Passive Cooling of Permafrost Cellars in Arctic Communities employs modern plasticulture techniques in an attempt to limit thermal effects of solar radiation on permafrost cellar temperatures in rural Arctic villages.

 

William Naneng

All Terrain Vessel: Naneng Traveler

This innovation combines personal water craft “Jet Ski” and snow mobile chassis. The All Terrain Vessel would use both a marine system that creates a jet of water for propulsion and a recreational snow machine track to drive it through water and terrain.

 

Nagarjuna Pamidi, Enzo Fochesatto, James Lang, and Conway Tomlinson

V-Sponder

The V-Sponder is an autonomous medical emergency response system, which is a device intended to save people’s lives when their vitals reach a critical level and their judgement to respond is impaired. The V-Sponder introduces an intelligent way of monitoring a user’s vitals, such as core body temperature, heart rate, and physical movement, and sending an emergency message notifying the user’s health condition, including their location, using the embedded cellular network.

 

Mike Seper and Sean Solie

Zip VR – Zipline Safety Brake and Virtual Reality System

The Zip VR is a zipline safety braking system that was an improved safety system implemented at Eco Zipline Tours to allow guests greater control while ziplining. The design also incorporates virtual reality camera mounts in the front and back to film 360-degree views of the zipline experience.

 

Tamara Thompson

Foxtail Cutter

The Foxtail Cutter is a tool that cuts foxtail grass, prevents the seeds from spreading, and saves time for both dog mushers and livestock owners. The tool cuts off the heads of the plants with a cutting string and then sucks them up through a mulcher into a containment bag.

 

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