You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Atlanta students need help to show hot-car deaths invention at MIT


A group of Drew Charter School students has a chance to present its invention to prevent hot-car deaths at a national showcase at MIT, but they need help getting there.

Drew’s InvenTeam designed a tool to keep children and pets from dying in hot cars. The team was one of 15 student groups nationally to win awards through the Lemelson-MIT Program for young inventors.

The InvenTeam must raise the money needed to travel to MIT in June, according to a GoFundMe page. The group has raised about $7,700 toward its $23,400 goal by Monday afternoon.

MORE: Atlanta startup wins $100,000 in investments during tech battle

MORE: Register now: Students can take a free practice SAT, ACT or PSAT test

The Drew team’s design includes an easy-to-install device that will sense when a child or pet is in a car after the driver has exited and, after a short period, alert the driver, bystanders and police. The group won a $10,000 grant to create the device and expects to have it completed in time to present it at the Lemelson-MIT event, called EurekaFest, in June.

The project was partially inspired by the death of Cooper Harris, a 2-year old who died in June 2014 after being left alone in his father’s car. 

Photos: A look inside Atlanta's Drew Charter School

VIDEO: More about Drew Charter School’s work with students


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Take to task for April 24
Take to task for April 24

Fixed!-Atlanta In early April, we told you about a request from George Tokarczyk to fix a pothole at 3334 Peachtree Rd. NE between the Meridian Buckhead and Buckhead Grand Hotel. Potholes are the biggest complaint we receive, and we’re pleased to report that the problem has now been resolved. City officials said the pothole has been fixed and...
Q&A on the News

Q: Regarding the United passenger who was pulled off the plane for refusing to give up his seat, I thought it was a federal crime to disobey any orders from a flight crew. If so, couldn’t United have simply told this passenger quietly that if he did not give up his seat, he would be arrested when he got off the plane at his destination? &mdash...
4 children safe after being taken; suspect detained
4 children safe after being taken; suspect detained

Shortly after police said an armed woman took a car with four children inside in southwest Atlanta on Saturday, officers found the children safe and the car nearby. The incident began in the 1900 block of Allison Court, Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah said. Police said Imani Wiliams, 13, Brianna Williams, 4, Bryson Williams, 2, and Cloy Griffin...
Across the divide: First-person tales on how we live race
Across the divide: First-person tales on how we live race

When the AJC contacted Acosta and asked her to elaborate on a brief note she sent to us, we discovered that she is a sociology professor at Georgia State University who specializes in race and ethnicity. In a phone call, Acosta spoke of race in a personal context but also in an academic one. This is an edited transcript of that conversation. It was...
Weekend should go out cooler and rainy
Weekend should go out cooler and rainy

ATLANTA FORECAST    Today: High: 85 Tonight: Low: 62 Tomorrow: High: 69 Attention, metro Atlanta. Better enjoy the warm weather while it lasts through Saturday afternoon, because it’ll be changing quickly. Temperatures should be “well above average” in the low to mid-80s, Channel 2 Meteorologist Katie...
More Stories