Sparks, NV

Device to Remove Cigarette Butts from Drain Sewers

Recent Team Blogs

March 8, 2020
Febuary blog update  This month has been full of progress.  We hosted multiple community members at our Mid-Grant technical review. The Mid-Grant technical review is our halfway point for the project. We presented to community members as well as MIT representatives. The presentation...
January 26, 2020
January Blog Update This month has been full of improving and learning, with our main focus being on our presentation skills. We’ve been getting closer to picking which of our three prototypes is most effective. On December 23rd, our two female sub-committee leads went to Sierra...
December 29, 2019
 December 29, 2019 Edward C. Reed High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Milestones: We’ve made a decision to focus on primarily square sewer drains. We are making three different prototypes to remove cigarette butts from our drains. Our focus has shifted to 18 in US trench drains. We...
November 30, 2019
Link to the entire article:  https://sparkstrib.com/2019/11/01/reed-students-receive-grant-to-fund-project-that-would-help-keep-pyramid-lake-clean/  
November 30, 2019
A week from our first community meeting, on November 22nd, we met Patricia Tierney and Kristie Black from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Khalid Aziz from University of Nevada, Reno, and Bill Chan our Regional Representative from U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's...
November 30, 2019
On November 15th, we were visited by Cody McDougall from the City of Sparks, Eric Duong from UNR, and  James Murphy and Krista Chmura from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). These community experts were extremely helpful in giving feedback, information, and helpful criticism....
November 30, 2019
We are the Edward C. Reed High School InvenTeam. We are a group of dedicated students on a mission to make this world a better place. Our job is to greatly reduce the pollution in our lakes and rivers by creating a device to get cigarette butts out of storm drains which flow to our rivers and...