Fairfield (Ohio) science team wins $100K for school in national contest

A group of teenage scientists from Fairfield High School have won top honors in a national inventors’ contest bringing home the $100,000 prize.

The Butler County teens invented a phone app that could someday save the lives of infants forgotten by parents in the backseat of dangerously hot vehicles.

The top three finishers in the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest win $100,000 to use for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related equipment in the classroom.Top-10 finalists in the last two years of the contest – which earns $50,000 of science tech – the Fairfield teens have now tallied $150,000 worth of lab and other equipment for their high school science department…

“A notification is sent to the driver’s cell phone and if two conditions are met simultaneously. Condition one is the button is still depressed due to the weight a child still in their car. Condition two is the driver’s cell phone is more than 20 feet away from the car,” said Etter.