Many thanks to Ms. Pinney and her third graders that were excellent students today. We discussed the evolution of the light bulb from incandescent, to florescent to LED. We took infrared heat measurements of each type of bulb and compared the wattage consumed by each type of technology.
We also discussed trademarks and how brands are used and protected by companies. The students got an A+ on their test and received free pens from Kari McDermott.
We received the USF Young Innovator Cup back from last year’s winner, Melissa Feingold of Academy at the Lakes. The Cup is held by the top Tampa Bay area young inventor each year until the next competition.
The updated deadline for entry is February 2, 2015 by 5:00 PM and inventions may now be submitted online or by hardcopy.
The online submission system for the 7th Annual USF Young Innovator Competition is mobile friendly. You can submit your invention on your tablet and/or smart phone. To submit an invention, go to www.sendinvention.com
The 7th Annual USF Young Innovator Competition is proud to introduce online invention entry this year. The deadline for entry is Feb. 1, 2015. To submit online, go to www.sendinvention.com. After creating a login and student profile you may submit as many inventions as you like and upload your prototype images and/or drawings. For a tutorial on how to submit online please see the screen-shots below:
Thanks again to the Suncoast Union Foundation for becoming a Platinum Sponsor. We are grateful for their support of young inventors in the Tampa Bay area. The deadline for students K-8 to submit their invention is February 1, 2015. Entry forms and rules at www.usfyounginnovator.com
This year the University of South Florida is proud to introduce custom, one-of-a-kind medals for the ten (10) selected finalists selected February 4, 2015 by the USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors.
These are substantial, premium-grade awards that reflect the intellectual and creative accomplishments of this competition’s top young inventors. In addition to the medals, the top ten (10) finalists will win annual family passes to Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry, gifts from HSN and a chance to win $1,000 for themselves and another $1,000 for their school. The deadline for entry is February 1, 2015. Entry forms are available online.