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Invent Idaho State Finals at U of I March 1-2

February 06, 2019

One hundred young inventors in grades 1-12 from all over Idaho will display their creative innovations at the Invent Idaho state finals event held on the University of Idaho campus March 1 and 2. Imagine a toilet that reminds you to "Remember to flush" after use, a device to encourage you to get up and get your heart exercising in the morning or even a food waste-to-dog-cookie maker. These creative kids have designed and built amazing prototypes. On Friday, March 1, U of I will host engineering and science demonstrations and tours for the young inventors. The invention displays are open to the public from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, in IRIC with the awards celebration, hosted by the Los Angeles TV star of the "Tomorrow Show Gray Bright,” beginning at noon in the Administration Building Auditorium.

In addition, two young entrepreneurs from Fizzee Labs in New Jersey will present the "Innovation Accelerator" from 10-11:30 a.m. in the auditorium, just prior to the awards. Several of these Invent Idaho state finalists will be invited to share their inventions again during the U of I College of Engineering EXPO on April 26. Two best of show winners will receive free patent searches and 25 young inventors will represent Idaho at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurial Expo May 29 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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