Two Lexington students, including sixth-grader Boyan Litchev and 10th-grader Sidharth Anantha, won awards at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo. Litchev and Anantha were among 437 student inventors from 20 states and two countries.
The third annual National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo was produced by The STEMIE Coalition, a nonprofit founded to elevate kindergarten through 12th-grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education alongside invention and entrepreneurship to a national level.
Litchev’s invention, titled “Firefighter Robot,” is designed to detect fires and extinguish them before they have a chance to grow. Litchev won the Government/Public Safety Award, presented by the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable and also placed second in the sixth-grade category.
Anantha’s invention, titled “Seeing for the Blind,” is designed to help the blind navigate. He won the Patent Application Award, presented by WilmerHale, and also placed second in the 10th-12th grade category.
The National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo is organized and produced by the STEMIE Coalition and was held at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn Michigan on June 1. Over 108,000 student inventors competed from across the U.S., Mexico and Canada in local competitions earlier this year.
This article provided by NewsEdge.