Texas high school awarded $10K grant for invention designed to keep firefighters safe

  • Source: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth
  • Published: 03/04/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Students at a Garland ISD high school have come up with an invention that is now getting national attention. Students at the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center designed a system to sanitize firefighters’ boots to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. The design got the attention of the researchers at MIT. The high school was then given a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program, which promotes invention and the early stages of entrepreneurship across the United States. "Wow, we're working with the top. I hope we can apply that to everything else we do," said teacher Carmen Diaz. The North Texas school was one of 13 across the country to receive the grant. The school district's website states that the grant "encourages high school students to investigate problems evident in their own neighborhoods, come together as a team to select one problem that inspires them most, and invent a technological solution to that problem."


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