The state’s youngest inventors showcase their ideas each year during the Annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition at Rose State College. Each year, hundreds of students display their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit as they pitch their ideas and inventions.
The Student Inventor’s Exposition, or the Invention Convention as it’s more commonly known, brings almost 200 students from across the state to compete. The Expo is open to students in grades K-12 from public, parochial, home-schools and private schools.
The goal is to get the creative juices flowing early in our youngest entrepreneurs.
The Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition began in 1988 as a brain-child of Julian Taylor, an inventor and entrepreneur, Rose State Regent Betty J.C Wright, a teacher, William Enter, an inventor, and Bob Rhea, a patent agent. The purpose of the organization is to foster creative, inventive children who use their critical thinking skills to solve everyday problems.
The exposition is judged by patent officers, patent attorneys, Tinker Air Force Base servicemen and women, and Rose State College Engineering and Science faculty.
The next Invention Convention is Tuesday, February 26, 2019, and will take place inside the Hudiburg Performing Arts Center on the Rose State campus. Set-up and judging will begin at 8:00 am, with an awards ceremony to follow.