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.