McIntosh’s van Zyl wins at Invention Convention

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Marc van Zyl, a senior at McIntosh, won three awards at the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals.  

Marc van Zyl left his mark at a national invention competition. A senior at McIntosh, van Zyl won three awards at the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals at The Henry Ford Museum in Deerborn Michigan.

His winning invention, Athegia, is a habit-changing at-home medical monitoring device for seniors with chronic disease.

He placed 2nd overall in his grade level and won the Raytheon IoT Connectivity Award of $1,000. He also won the Cantor Colburn Patent Application Award for free legal filing of his patent.

He advanced to Nationals after winning the best-in-category Health and Medical Technology Award at the Georgia Tech K-12 InVenture Prize.