Tobias Acree, grand prize winner of the 2016 Invention Convention pictured with his Child Seat Safety Kit invention.
Each year, thousands of K-12 students from around the state invent products to solve problems in their communities. 195 of those inventors are selected to present their invention at the annual invention convention on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition began in 1988 as a brain-child of Julian Taylor (inventor and entrepreneur), Betty J.C Wright (teacher), William Enter (inventor) and Bob Rhea (patent agent). The purpose of the organization is to foster creative, inventive children who use their critical thinking skills to solve everyday problems.
The competition will take place at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center from 8:00 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.
The exposition is judged by patent officers, patent attorneys, Tinker Air Force Base servicemen and women, and Rose State College Engineering and Science faculty, according to Regent Betty J.C. Wright, one of the founders of the Invention Convention.
Now is the time to sign up for participation in the Invention Convention. To sign up or for more information, contact Betty Wright at (405) 367-7374.