- Dr. Sapna Parikh for abclocal.go.com July 27th, 2012
Two of the winning teams of an international competition for student inventions that help fix real world problems are from the New York and Connecticut area.
One invention, what looks like an ordinary pitcher, is actually a prototype of a smart milk pitcher that tells you if your milk is safe to drink.
"When you take it out of the fridge, the light sensor activates the pH sensor," Stuart Bruce-Noble, one of the student inventors said. "It senses the milk is spoiled and it bleeps a flashing red light, and it also has a high pitch alarm." The pitcher was invented by students from the Manhattan Academy of Technology. They are one of the winning teams in a competition for the Global Innovation Award.
The event is hosted by the nonprofit organization called First, which means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
"It's activity based, it's engaging, you're addressing several different subjects, engineering and technology and science together in an integrated way," Ben Esner of the New York University Polytechnic Institute said.