Innovation ExpoA Unique Opportunity to SupportAmazing Young Inventors in Your CommunityCOSIFriday May 20 and Saturday May 21www.just-think-inc.com
Amazing young inventors likeJenifer are the stars of the program.And the best of the best arerecognized in the “InventionConvention Hall of Fame.”We’ll introduce some of them in thispresentation.Recognition for the students is afundamental tenant of the program,showcasing their achievements asproblem solvers and entrepreneurswho put their classroom lessons topractical use in the real world.The Invention Convention gives ourcommunity a chance to see thegreat work taking place in ourschools that generally goesunnoticed.
Background What is the Invention Convention? • K-8 students invent and compete • 26 regional school districts participate (60,000+ students) • Qualifiers compete at COSI in May (320+ inventions) • Students are recognized for excellence already achieved • 17th year of this annual event • Free to schools • Schools re-commit to participate every year: District superintendents must sign an Agreement to participate • $10,000 awarded in college scholarships to studentsClick here for our website.
Value of Program • Inspires… – Students to “think” – Entrepreneurship and real-world STEM learning – Everyday problem solving – Desire – kids want to do this • Supports in-class curriculum, outside of the classroom • Instills confidence as students present their work to judges • Publicizes teachers and schools “good work” • Provides excitement and fun with learning • See more at www.just-think-inc.comClick here for our website.
Partners 2010 Prior Years – Time Warner Cable – AT&T – Honda of America – Battelle – Donatos Pizza and JE Grote – Cardinal Health Company – Grange – Ingram White Castle Foundation – Scotts Miracle Gro Company – Ohio Tuition Trust Authority – Worthington Industries – Huntington Bank – The Kroger Company Innovation Partners – Limited Brands Foundation – COSI – Pearne & Gordon, LLP – US Patent and Trademark Office – Wolfe Associates – Great Lakes Science Center – National Inventor’s Hall of Fame – Wright State University College of Engineering – National Museum of EducationClick here for our website.
Schools These Central Ohio schools participate, and this list does not include Dayton, Cincinnati or Cleveland. PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS (con’t) • Bexley City Schools http://www.bexleyschools.org/ • Pickerington Local Schools http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/ • Canal Winchester Local Schools http://www.canalwin.k12.oh.us/ • Reynoldsburg City Schools http://www.reyn.org/ • Columbus City Schools http://www.columbus.k12.oh.us/index.html • Delaware City Schools • South-Western City Schools http://www.swcs.k12.oh.us/ http://www.dcs.k12.oh.us/delawarecs/site/default.asp • Southwest Licking Local Schools http://www.swl.k12.oh.us/ • Dublin City Schools http://www.dublinschools.net/ • Upper Arlington City Schools http://www.uaschools.org/ • Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools http://www.gahannaschools.org/ • Westerville City Schools http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/ • Grandview Heights City Schools http://www.grandviewschools.org/ • West Jefferson Local Schools • Hilliard City Schools http://www.hilliard.k12.oh.us/ • Worthington City Schools http://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/ • Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools http://www.johnstown.k12.oh.us/johnstown/site/default.asp • Lancaster City Schools PRIVATE SCHOOLS • Licking Heights http://www.licking-heights.k12.oh.us/ • Tree of Life Christian Schools http://www.tolcs.org/ • Marysville Exempted Village Schools • Worthington Christian Schools http://www.marysville.k12.oh.us/site/ http://www.worthingtonchristian.com/ • New Albany-Plain Local Schools http://www.napls.us/ • Wellington School http://www.wellington.org/ • Newark City Schools • St. Mary’s (Lancaster) http://www.saintmarylancaster.org/ • Northridge Local Schools http://northridge.k12.oh.us/ • St. Paul (Westerville) http://www.stpaulrams.org/ • Olentangy Local Schools http://www.olentangy.k12.oh.us/ • St. Michael’s (Clintonville) http://stmichael.cdeducation.org/ HOME AND VIRTUAL SCHOOLS • Home School (North, West, East) • Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) http://www.k12.com/ohva/Click here for our website.
Board Members The Invention Convention is the primary project of Just Think, Inc, a 501(c)3 organization. The Board of Directors includes: – Bob Grote, JE Grote Company – Deb Hackathorn, COSI – Barbara Benham, Huntington Bank – Tom Griesdorn, WBNS 10TV – Stephen Zonars, Dispatch Printing Co – Ben Cason, ThisWeek Community Newspapers – Kellie Uhrig, The Ohio State University – Sherry Lewis, Dispatch Printing CompanyClick here for our website.
Opportunity Support Student Inventors and the Invention Convention Program. We have packed this Supporting Innovation package with live messaging and powerful personal marketing. You receive: – Exhibit space at COSI for two days, May 20 and 21 – Interact with 6,500 “high achievement” students who visit COSI and participate in the Invention Convention (including their families) – Engage visitors with your company or brand – Provide promotional items and information to visitors – Sponsor inventors from one selected school district – Inclusion in press releases promoting the event – Recognition in event signs, banners and web related to Innovation Expo – Inclusion in event mailings to student inventors, families, teachers.Click here for our website.
Investment Value $2,750 Regular Price $2,500 Retail price for non-affiliated businesses. Board Member Network Price $2,000 Special price for businesses connected to the network of a Board Member.Click here for our website.
More Inventors Cold cure wins Edison Award Two home-schooled students from Westerville claimed the top prize at the 2008 Invention Convention by proposing a cure for the common cold. Mark David Wright, a seventh-grader, and Michelle Vawter, an eighth-grader, claimed the Edison Award, which includes a $2,500 college scholarship from CollegeAdvantage. "We spent a lot of work and time on this to try to live up to their standards," Mark David Wright said. Their invention, Immunity Insurance, "releases proven cold-fighting compounds into the body immediately after the cold virus enters your body and well before you feel the symptoms of a cold," Wright said. He and Vawter first came up with the idea in October and then spent six to seven months perfecting their cold- fighting compound. Read the whole story on ThisWeekNEWs.comClick here for our website.
More Inventors Student lands first-place prize for ‘Katabelt Westgate Alternative School first-grader Tyler Grayson Morefield received a first- place prize in the kindergarten through second-grade portion of the event for his invention, the "Katabelt." A first-grader at Westgate Alternative School was among the winners of Columbus regional Invention Convention last month. Morefield, who practices karate, said he created the belt to help fellow students remember their kata, a set of choreographed movements. "The Katabelt helps me remember what moves come next in the kata so people wont have to think whats going," Morefield said. Lisa Morefield, Tylers mother, said the Invention Convention acts as a good learning tool. "At this age I think they start to recognize that things are going on in the world that are a little scary," Read the whole story on ThisWeekNEWs.comClick here for our website.
More Inventors Cold Conqueror team headed to national science competition State Rep. Marian Harris (D-Columbus) meets with home-schooled students (from left) Michelle Vawter, 15, of Westerville, Allie Frazier, 15, of Sunbury, and Mark David Wright, 14, of Westerville, at the Vern Riffe Center Monday, June 1. The students, who won the regional competition for eCYBERMISSION, have been investigating a cure for the common cold. Three local teens will travel to the nations capital next month to show off their latest invention -- a possible cure for the common cold. Their product, Cold Conqueror, takes a proactive approach to the problem, Vawter said. "Our invention is a once-a-month nasal inhalant that eliminates the common cold," she said. "It does this by releasing our compound before someone starts feeling the symptoms. They take it once a month, and it helps their bodies to fight off the cold 24-7, releasing when the germs enter the body, not just when the patient takes the inhalant."Click here for our website. Read the whole story on ThisWeekNEWs.com