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Three Alexandria Students Win Entrepreneurship Award

Opioid Overdose Prevention System wins top prize in Conrad Challenge

Left to right: Umang Jain, Vyomika Gandhi, and Justin Choi (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA -Three rising seniors at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (T.J.) recently won top prize at the Conrad Challenge. Named after Pete Conrad, the late astronaut and entrepreneur, the competition is internationally recognized for challenging young scholars.

The T.J. team – consisting of  Umang Jain, Vyomika Gandhi, and Justin Choi – presented an original invention called the Opioid Overdose Prevention System. It is a tablet application that helps prevent overdoses fry monitoring a patient’s health when he or she takes the drug as prescribed. The tablet is connected to both a pill dispenser and wrist band. Watch the video below for a more detailed explanation.

The video illustrates that the students covered all areas of overdose prevention from allowing physicians to access data securely to giving the patient a way to call for help in an emergency.

These three T.J. students put their minds together and created an invention that will help solve a crisis. For all its technological ingenuity, their invention will save lives. And for that alone, they deserve much more than the great award they received.

RELATED: Number One! Thomas Jefferson High School Recognized by U.S. News

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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