Spartans Win Power Pitch Conrad Foundation Top Prize!


Ryan Johnson

Mr. Ryan Johnson, Guest Writer, Doherty High School Science Dept

A HUGE congrats to Ethan McFarlin and Taylor Harkley as they won the Energy & Environment category at the Conrad Innovation Summit 2019 with their PineSight AI smartphone app to analyze pine beetle infestation in tree using convolutional neural network graphic analysis. Please congratulate these Spartans in their incredible accomplishment; they’ve truly set themselves apart in this *international* competition, networking and competing against teams from Malaysia, India, Australia, and across the US! With their finalist win, they’ve secured over $60,000 in scholarships, and other prizes!