John Schoonover, Kaigan Stroop, Coleman Butler, and Hannah Ryck all competed together in the 2019 PA Governor's STEM challenge finishing 2nd place overall in the regional competition with their invention the "Backpack Rescue Device". The BRD was designed by the students to assist an injured person in the back country of Pennsylvania to get to a place where paramedics could access them. The BRD was designed to be used as a backpack and then unfold into a wheeled stretcher that could be handled by one person over rough terrain. Mr. Jonathan Sayre and Mr. Jed Lezak helped the students with their design.
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