MCTI freshmen win PennDOT’s Innovation Challenge with trash pickup app

Pocono Record -A pair of Monroe Career and Technical Institute students took the top prize for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 2019-20 Innovations Challenge with an app and website that help motivate litter cleanup.

The statewide competition challenges students from grades nine through 12 to utilize problem-solving and creative thinking in order to address real-world issues that affect transportation. This year, students had to find a way outside of laws, programs and educational campaigns to improve litter control along roadways with a solution that could be developed in the next five to 10 years.

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