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February 11, 2016
On Tuesday February 9th, the brightest young minds in Hillsborough County gathered at the Tampa Convention Center for the STEM Science Fair. Garrett Adams, a junior at Tampa Catholic, independently signed up for the fair and debuted his drone. Adams built and programmed his drone for the purpose of carrying life-saving devices to swimmers in distress. It is believed that Adams’ drone is faster in aiding swimmers than a human lifeguard. Every Sunday for the last two years Adams has worked with an instructional coach to master computer programming. The creation of this drone proves that all his hard work has truly paid off. Oh, and the fact that he won 1st place in his District of the Science Fair! There were 2500 participants, mixed elementary and high school. A total of 27 students received awards, which allow them to compete at the State level.
To top it all off, he is also currently working with a group of engineers and AAA in Orlando for the development of a drone that will carry necessary supplies to stranded drivers (dead batteries, flat tires, etc). And all of this is done in his spare time.
Adams will compete in the 61st State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition March 29th-31st at The Lakeland Center.
Best of luck, Garrett!
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