Monday, April 22, 2013

Metrolina Christian junior to attend White House Science Fair

Greyson McCluskey.
Photo courtesy Time Warner Cable
Greyson McCluskey, a junior at Metrolina Christian Academy, will compete in the White House Science Fair this afternoon.

Greyson, 16, will be showing his invention called Tempro: Thermal Protection Solutions. He has filed for his first patent on the device.

Tempro recognizes the presence of a person or animal and simultaneously takes their temperature. If a body temperature fluctuates drastically, the device can send notifications to someone so that hyper- or hypothermia related illnesses can be prevented.

For example, if Tempro were used in a baby's car seat, parents would know if their child was overheating in the car, Greyson said.

Greyson first entered the initial version of Tempro, then called Baby Safe Rider, into Time Warner Cable's "Wouldn't It Be Cool If..." national invention contest last year and won.

Greyson's Tempro: Thermal Protection Solutions.
Photo courtesy Time Warner Cable
Today he'll join other winners from various science and math-related competitions across the country at the White House Science Fair, which will be hosted  by President Obama.

"If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House," the President said in a release. "Well, if you're a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too."

The science fair begins at 2:25 p.m. and will also be webcast live at