Brilliantile snow removal device, finalist in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, explained


Shriya Deshpande

When visiting his family in Boston, sophomore Aditya Shah didn’t realize that an almost-collapsed rooftop, cracking with the weight of snow on it, would lead to his future co-creation of a Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge-winning device.

The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge is an annual competition to develop viable solutions for real world problems in one of four categories: aerospace and aviation, cyber technology and security, energy and environment and health and nutrition. For this project, Aditya Shah and sophomore Sanjana Shah partnered up and applied some of what they had learned in Science Olympiad and Green Society to create Brilliantile.