Now Team Angel have been invited to the most prestigious Science and Technology Expo in the World!
Great minds and ideas don't always come out of Ivy League Universities or Fortune 500 businesses of the world. Sometimes they come from remote areas of the world. You may remember the pride of Los Barriles High School, Angel Martinez and his multiple award-winning science project of making a powerful electric boat motor. Well, Angel, now in his third year, 6th semester on his career path, at University of La Paz, is up to it again. Yes, he and his team have developed an award-winning science project that will change the world we live in…. and for the better
On December 2, 2018, Angel and his team mates, Alan Escobar and Olivia Lopez, both from La Paz, received accreditation at ExpoCiencias Nacional in Morelia, Michoacan. Team Angel competed against teams from the entire country of Mexico with the major prize being an invite to participate in the "ExpoSciences International 2019 in Abu Dhabi". Out of 500 other projects, Team Angel won a coveted spot in the contest!! Contest are held all over the world in places like China, United States, Canada, Argentina, Kenya, Brazil Italy, Romina- a total of 60 contests vying for one of the seven spots to show their project at ExpoSciences. The ExpoSciences International, which is organized by MILSET, is the biggest Science and Technology contest in the world. Winning one of the seven spots is a real milestone!
The new project, called ‘Rescue Dasc’, is a system of first response aid with the objective of providing basic assistance in case of accidents or natural disasters. System will be moved by a drone, which carries a box, especially manufactured to hold medication and a basic first aid kit. The box will be delivered by the drone to the injured person. Contact will be made with the injured or someone else who is close to the accident and who will assist with the care of the injured with supplies delivered by the drone. The response time in road accidents is essential and sometimes deaths are due to the delay of medical supplies and personal. It is worth mentioning that in BCS there are around 3,000 accidents a year. Technological development to be implemented is intended to respond quicker to accidents road and thereby avoid the death of people from injuries that were not attended to in a timely manner. By utilizing a drone, traffic and other barriers from disaster will not hinder from getting help to the injured.
At the University working on the project.
To get the service, you request it by a mobile app. This app sends your location to a web site, also developed by Angel and his team, and then the needed supplies are taken by the drone directly to the accident. From the pre-registration on the app, they can see if the user needs special medicine or other requirements.
The ExpoSciences International in Abu Dhabi is September 22 – 28, 2019. The team estimates that they will need about $150,000 pesos (about $7500.00 usd) for all three members – which really isn’t a lot for three, in Abu Dhabi, for about a week. The University of La Paz has indicated that they will assist with the expenses, but there have not been any firm commitments.
Team Angel (with their instructor) at the ExpoCiencias Nacional
The funds will buy the plane tickets for the three students, hotel accommodations, transportation, VISA fees and a meals. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for these young men, and for the world if they can bring this first response option to the market place.
I as a member of Asociacion de Artes del Mar de Cortez here in East Cape of BCS and I see the importance of moving to technology that does not use fossil fuels to protect our environment. We all need to see that the ideas coming out of the minds of the youth is developed not only to help our world, but to help these youth to advance to college and raise their opportunities in their lives ahead.
Funds will be distributed through a management company to ensure proper distribution. Funds need to be raised by July 2019 so we can get the students to ExpoSciences International .
On behalf of Angel, Alan, Olivia and the entire community who is so proud of our the youth, we wish to Thank You for helping us get these students to Abu Dhabi and to make available to all of us, the opportunity to have fast reliable first response, no matter what blocks the way!!!
Proud winners receiving their prize in Morelia, Michoacan