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First Graders Receive Honorable Mention in Toshiba Exploravision National Challenge

A group of first graders participated in a Toshiba Exploravision National Challenge and received a Honorable Mention award, which places their project among the top 10% of all projects submitted for the competition. They submitted a solution to solve the problem of recycling sorting where only 60% of recycled items are truly recyclable. Special thanks to First Grade Teacher Miranda Baker who was the primary sponsor for this project. 
 
Their solution called the Intelligent Recycling System uses a camera based sensor combined with bar code scanners and Artificial intelligence based machine language learning tool that trains the system to identify common recyclable materials and sorts them efficiently. To make it better for our school and create awareness, they also designed visual posters, which were added in the elementary halls.
 
First Grade EA Ms. Spear said, " Our school purchased new side-by-side trash and recycling bins and the posters created by these students were a perfect compliment as they bring clarity to what items belong in the trash bin and what belongs in recycling bin." 
 
Shriya Madhavan, Anirudh Krishnan, Robin Park and Anirudh Rao (pictured left to right working on their prototype):
First graders
prototype