Invention

Stepping to Safety

Location: 
United States
Team Name: 
Einsteinbots
Team Description: 
The Einsteinbots are an all girls team from Kettle Moraine School District that are sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. Although we are in our second year, over half of our team is new this season. This year we used technology to help us be more efficient. By using www.qlubb.com for our primary collaboration tool, google drive, business conference calling and power point, we were able to accomplish more in between meetings. This helped us use our individual strengths to achieve more goals as a team. We have better appreciation of each other's contributions. We worked hard to mentor our new team members while challenging the veteran team members. Our successes motivated us to do more and more!! We have a rookie team, The Brix Chix, we work with to mentor. The Brix Chix coaches stated we really assisted with their team in learning more about the Cores Values
Our invention best falls under this category: 
Preparing for Natural Disasters
Brief Invention Description: 
While researching emergency preparedness in Wisconsin we found the Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) Program on the www.readywisconsin.wi.gov site. STEP was designed by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and adopted by Wisconsin three years ago. The problem with the STEP program was the fact school districts had to request the material and proceed to deliver the curriculum. School districts being required to request and deliver the curriculum resulted in just 14,000 students being educated after three years. We contacted the 13 superintendents in Waukesha County and none of them have ever heard of STEP. We knew something was broke if no one ever heard of STEP. Our solution is a collaborative effort between the State of Wisconsin, Girl Scouts, and local school districts. Our invention is a new distribution channel of the STEP curriculum. The new distribution channel is leveraging the Girl Scouts to deliver the STEP curriculum.