Governor’s School Maker Conference

Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015
Location & Time: 

Moss Arts Center - 8:30 AM - 2 PM


Virginia Governor’s School Makers Conference is an opportunity for Virginia Governor’s School students to share what they make with peers and the Virginia Tech community.  Projects are judged on their science, engineering, art, design, and process. Conference participants also vote on a People’s Choice award.     

The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech hosts the Virginia Governor’s School Maker Conference on April 17, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 2 PM at the Moss Arts Center.  

1. Animals in Biotechnology Guardians of the Vegetables – Chase Perdue, Do-it-Yourself Gel Electrophoresis – Mckenzie Hunt, Carassius AquaPonics – Brandi Benedict, Kristina Simpkins; Southwest Virginia Governor's School

2. BusBuddy: An iOS Application to Track the Location of School Buses Miriam Buscher, Shannon King, Audrey Gumbert, Kevin Brown, Tanya Hoatson; New Horizons Governor's School

3. Cell Immobilization Activity Southwest Virginia Governor's School

4. Cork-ucopia Austin Briles, Carlin Smith, Ty Crossen, Ally Green; Mountain Vista Governor's School

5. Electromagnetic Projectile Launcher Forrest Hollberg, Ailec Wu; Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

6. Highway Energy Harvesting and Visual Transformation System Chan Dong Kim, Curtis Guilford, Celine Stewart, Rafael Chontos; New Horizons Governor's School

7. Making Poems Out of Nothing Joseph French, Parissa Joukar Mountain; Vista Governor's School

8. Microbes in Biotechnology Application of Oil-Eating Bacteria – Ethan Cress
Implementation of Bacteria to remove Copper Sulfate from Water – Lilly Caudill, Tanner Dotson, Hannah Lester, Sarah Meek, Savannah Patton; Southwest Virginia Governor's School

9. Novel Laser Musical Instrument William Brayshaw, Tom Hawkins, Louis Rizzi, Austin Meier; New Horizons Governor's School

10. Phytoremediation Activity Southwest Virginia Governor's School

11. Piezoelectric Car Shocks Henry Wyatt Wilson, Olivia Nicole Heeb; Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

12. Plants in Biotechnology Fish are Friends and Make Food – Kendra Hale, Joseph Stacy The LilyPak – Rafe Hagee, Dalton Anderson, Nick Sink Utilizing Ethylene to Augment Biodegradation Rate – Josh Farris; Southwest Virginia Governor's School

13. Rain Sensing Window Controller Witt Yancey, Becca Ford, Tom Argiro; Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

14. Remote-Controlled Hovercraft Josh Matheney, James Baldwin; Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

15. Robotic Self-Navigating Cart (Model) Seth Jones, Witt Yancey; Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

16. Spy Bot Meredith Palmore, Brad Houska, Hana Pross; Mountain Vista Governor's School

17. Stringing Outside the Lines Allie Zaleski, Joseph French, Marissa Windsor, Shannon McAvoy, Claire Bishop, Austin Evans; Mountain Vista Governor's School

18. Thermoelectric Charging Belt Kaela Frazier, Caroline Markley, Julia Smith; New Horizons Governor's School