“Aha!” moments and finding the magic
At EF Summits, revelations fly around faster than glowsticks at Sunday night’s silent disco (which, yes, was how the students celebrated their last night at Summit). And once the A-team’s “aha!” moment hit, everything clicked into place. “I had this sudden sprout of an idea, and then everyone just sort of popcorned thoughts of what we could add to it to make it even better. It was really exciting to see that we could all contribute,” remarked George P. from Michigan.
So what was the winning idea? “Our product, Nutri-Cart, is a basket for grocery stores that considers your dietary needs. For example, if your goal is to lose weight or gain muscle, the basket scans the food you put in. It tells you what categories of food you need to accomplish your goals, how much you have in your basket currently, and how much more you need of each type of food group,” explained team member Augden T. from Colorado.
But what’s arguably even cooler than coming up with a winning design was how Team Nutri-Cart used each other’s superpowers to their advantage. “We came to realize that we’re really different. But that’s why this all came to be. We found out that Shaun is really good at engineering, so he helped us build the entire basket structure out of popsicle sticks, paper, and tape. And then George was really motivational and kept pushing us to make our idea better. We figured out what we’re good at, and we all complemented each other,” said Ariana G. from Puerto Rico.