|78||MacFarlane Park Elementary|
|72||Family of Christ Christian School|
|70||Learning Gate Community School|
|69||Martinez Middle School|
|53||Academy at the Lakes|
|52||Walden Lake Elementary School|
|51||Clearwater Fundamental Middle School|
|33||Canterbury School of Florida|
|29||Spessard L. Holland Elementary|
|26||Electa Lee Middle School|
|25||Terrace Community Middle|
|21||Apollo Beach Elementary|
|16||Highland City Elementary|
|10||St. Pauls School|
|5||Deer Park Elementary|
|4||Hunter’s Green Elementary|
The top 50 semi-finalists were selected today from over 700 invention entries. These 50 will go to the USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors this Wednesday for selection of the top 10.
|sprinkler that rotates vertical and horizontal it is also attachable up high.||Steven Prevaux||6||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Social Communication App for Smart Phones||Angelina Bernard||6||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Plate That Transforms into a Bowl||Stella Curry||6||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|All in one umbrella and poncho||Zsofia Vo||5||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Device to moniter the temperature in cars. Includes an app, weight pad, and a communication device||Sam Lowry||6||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Bowl That Instantly Wipes Clean||Kendall Kiefer||6||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Motorized Pool Float for Disabled People||Kayla Martinell-Smith||5||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Dissolving saucing spice spoon.||Carter Brink||6||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Fashionable sun proof clothing||Elise Faith||6||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Privacy Screen||Ian Dempsey||5||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Customizable Charm Belt||Hayley Reed||5||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Training Device For Jump Shooting||Denzyl Downing||8||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Expandable Shoe||Bobby Pesch||8||Elizabeth Magnusson||Academy at the Lakes||Pasco|
|Magnetick Oil Cup||Noah VonDauber||4||Donna Girard||Anona Elementary||Pinellas|
|Dog Belly Sponge||Daniel Luciano||3||Esposito Ossemacher||Canterbury School of Florida||Pinellas|
|Cool Tool Kit||Mateo Mendez||3||Esposito Ossemacher||Canterbury School of Florida||Pinellas|
|Portable Beach Tablw||Tess Moore||3||Esposito Ossemacher||Canterbury School of Florida||Pinellas|
|Basket Shooter||Rodney Henry||3||Esposito Ossemacher||Canterbury School of Florida||Pinellas|
|Shock Proof Electrical Outlet||Angshuman Talukdar||5||Denise McIlwaine||Clark Elementary||Hillsborough|
|Turtle Tec Nuclear Fallout Shelter (Turtle Pac)||Raymond Dwelley||8||Zehra Lakhani||Clearwater Fundamental Middle School||Pinellas|
|The Ice Cream Dripper Catcher and Holder||Katie Haber||8||Zehra Lakhani||Clearwater Fundamental Middle School||Pinellas|
|Season Changing Lights||Alexander Theophilopoulos||8||Zehra Lakhani||Clearwater Fundamental Middle School||Pinellas|
|Doggy Door Files||Sydney Harris||8||Traci Caldwell||Clearwater Fundamental Middle School||Pinellas|
|Goggles to keep onions from making you cry||Eden Zimmerman||1||Susie Rowe||Deer Park Elementary||Hillsborough|
|Aluminum For Tickets!||Lillianna Van Germert||7||Rebekka Stasny||Electa Lee Middle School||Manatee|
|Brella-skirt||Lindsey Amerson||7||Rebekka Stasny||Electa Lee Middle School||Manatee|
|The Sing-a-brush||Laura Rodriguez||7||Rebekka Stasny||Electa Lee Middle School||Manatee|
|Self Reeling Fishing Rod||Christian O’Halloran||8||Melissa Gembarowski||Family of Christ Christian School||Hillsborough|
|A glove that has polish-remover cotton inside to help get off gel nails||Moriah Harrison||5||Melissa Gembarowski||Family of Christ Christian School||Hillsborough|
|Navigation Vibration Shirt for the Vision Impaired||Annalisa Urena||5||Melissa Gembarowski||Family of Christ Christian School||Hillsborough|
|Skateboard training wheels||Jonathan Kimball||6||Melissa Gembarowski||Family of Christ Christian School||Hillsborough|
|CaneX – LIDAR Cane for the Blind||Sawyer Spiegel||4||Gina Silvers||Lake Myrtle Elementary School||Pasco|
|Dog training reward system||Sarah Hodges||6||Siobhan Herkert||Learning Gate Community School||Hillsborough|
|B.P.M.||izac lastre||6||Gynnekia Booth||Martinez Middle School||Hillsborough|
|Wall Attached Retractable Leash||Peyton Webster||6||LeeAnne Foster||Martinez Middle School||Hillsborough|
|Oven Mitt Aron||abigail lepore||6||Gynnekia Booth||Martinez Middle School||Hillsborough|
|Water Cooler with Pedals and Different Sizes||Paulina Rochelle||6||Jennifer Griffin||Martinez Middle School||Hillsborough|
|Glorious Cupcake Froster||Grace Johnson||6||LeeAnne Foster||Martinez Middle School||Hillsborough|
|The Sensor Car||Sean O’Dea||6||LeeAnne Foster||Martinez Middle School||Hillsborough|
|Ro-bella||Eva Parra-Sosa||4||Patricia Lake||Spessard L. Holland Elementary||Polk|
|The mosquito repelent fog||Alexis Childress||5||Patricia Lake||Spessard L. Holland Elementary||Polk|
|Dual Umbrella and Dog Umbrella with a Leash||Annunziata Versace||5||Patricia Lake||Spessard L. Holland Elementary||Polk|
|Super Bicycle Umbrella||Justin Wilson||3||Patricia Lake||Spessard L. Holland Elementary||Polk|
|Happy Pillow||Raigan Spradley||3||Patricia Lake||Spessard L. Holland Elementary||Polk|
|LIGHT OFF||Annabelle Anderson||7||Jaclyn Gerakios||St. Pauls School||Pinellas|
|Home hydroponics system using used K-cups||Ethan Yeh||8||K.K. Quah||Tampa Preparatory School||Hillsborough|
|Interactive clock to help kids get ready||Carly Varnum||3||Sandra VanOosten||Walden Lake Elementary School||Hillsborough|
|The Better Shampoo Bottle||Norah Carvalho||5||Sandra VanOosten||Walden Lake Elementary School||Hillsborough|
|To-do list alarm clock||Hayley Geiger||5||Sandra VanOosten||Walden Lake Elementary School||Hillsborough|
|Nail Bubbles||Gabriela Ruiz||4||Sandra VanOosten||Walden Lake Elementary School||Hillsborough|
The deadline for submission is Friday, January 29, 2016 at midnight. Methods of entry:
- Online: www.sendinvention.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (entry form)
- Fax to 800-726-1491
- Mail to: USF Young Innovator Competition, 180 Pine Avenue North, Oldsmar, FL 34677
The top 50 entries (Honorable Mention) will be selected Monday, February 1, 2016. All 50 will receive medals of science and engineering. The top ten (10) finalists are selected February 3, 2016 by the USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors.
The top ten finalists are invited to HSN for presentation training by the top television hosts and coaches. Finalist presentations are set for 6 PM at USF on February 11, 2016 (Thomas Edison’s birthday).
Producers for NBC are currently looking for smart, talented, energetic young inventors to feature during an upcoming Fallonventions segment on “The Tonight Show” in December (specific date TBD). We’ve set a deadline of Friday, November 6, 2015, for video submissions.
Check out http://www.nbc.com/fallonventions for videos from prior segments.
The deadline for submitting invention entries online for the 8th Annual Competition is January 29, 2016.
Who is Eligible?
The competition is open to students K-8 in:
- Hillsborough County
- Pinellas County
- Pasco County
- Hernando County
- Citrus County
- Manatee County
- Sarasota County
- Polk County
Top 50 entries selected Feb. 1, 2016. Preliminary judging by the USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors on Feb. 3, 2016 will select the top ten (10) finalists.
Finalist presentation workshop on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at HSN Studios (St. Pete) (tentative).
Prizes and Awards
Every competitor receives a free day pass to Tampa’s award-winning Museum of Science and Industry. The top ten finalists receive annual family passes. Awards include:
- Grand Prize: $1,000 to the student and another $1,000 to the school
- Second Prize: $500 to the student and another $500 to the school
- Third Prize: $250 to the student and another $250 to the school
Plus surprise gifts from HSN.
Finalist presentations 6:00 PM, February 11, 2016 at the University of South Florida at the newly constructed USF Music Concert Hall on USF’s Tampa Campus.
Its time to get inventive!
We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Competition. Students and teachers are encouraged to submit their inventions online. Online submission supports updating, editing and inserting additional drawings and prototype photos right up to the January 29, 2016 deadline. Our 2016 competition handbook and PDF-fillable entry forms have also been updated.