Impact Oregon Challenge
Finding solutions to the more pressing problems in our community
The five students who make up Team Medivac are dedicated to making life easier for the more than 100 million people in the U.S. who live with diabetes. Medivac’s invention, a portable and durable cooler for medications — like insulin — that need a stable temperature to be effective, was inspired by news of diabetic deaths in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
Halo Holds are designed for rock climbing gym owners looking to make use of limited space and make newcomers to the sport more comfortable. These “smart” climbing holds adjust routes to a variety of levels and are marketed to indoor gyms.
The SIP detects lead in drinking water with an aim to help schools, workplaces, and homes avoid possible long term detrimental effects on health by preventing people from unknowingly consuming lead in their water.
Ideation Station created a STEAM-based experiential curriculum that brings invention to rural and under-served communities via a mobile makerspace. Ideation Station was led by Moriah Shay, a management student at Oregon State University.