Dena Zubik Science Project

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TI1K HAYTOWN Sl'N FricUy, February 14, lit* H-A Bryan has young inventors Fifth-graders work on science projects BRYAN (AP) - At least a part of the nation's next generation of inventors may be a group of fifth-grade science students at Lamar Elementary School in Bryan. About 115 Lamar science students entered the school's first Invention Convention recently with hopes of advancing to a national convention and possibly a patent. Kathe Eugstcr, convention coordinator and a science teacher, said her and the other science teachers' motives were simple: "We wanted to let them know that school is fun; and we wanted thorn to feel that in making inventions." Ms. Eugster said the convention is an example of the kind of supplemental, learning activities that (.he 1984 education reforms encourage. "It involves every subject — math, reading and art — not just science," she said. Ms. Eugster said the five convention judges, which included Texas A&M University's patent administrator, Taylor Morgan, were all science professionals. The prize for best invention went to John Bradford for his creation called Safety Suspenders. The suspenders were made with tiny, Christmas tree lights, but could be made with neon or amber reflector lights for use by nighttime bikers, joggers or walkers. Bradford's suspenders were operated by a rechargeable battery that could be attached to a belt around a person's waist. Bradford's prize will be sent to the Silver Burdett National Invention Convention in Morristown, N.J. The winner of that competition will advance to the National Science Fair Convention in March. Ms. Eugster said before the students designed their inventions, they made sure each did not already exist. "They also researched a famous inventor and they wrote a paper on the intent of their invention." she said. The students started on their inventions in September and worked on the projects In class, Teachers made sure the projects were practically priced and safe. Oilier prize winners Included Second prize, Lisa Bingham for her Iron Cradle, a holder that prevents a hot iron from falling from an ironing board; third and fourth prize. Kristie Fritcher. the Traffic Light Reflector, and Tracy Pritchard, Who's Got What Came, a game thai helps students learn about science. Cited for having th<- best-of- home-room inventions were: Dena Zubik, for the Tomato Guard; N'icole Stegall, the Sheet Guarder for waierbeds, Michael Hoeinghausf. the Better Absorbing Paper Towel; Sara Hall, the Key Grlpper, for people with arthritis, Honorable mentions went to Rebekah Ledford, for the Velcro Stick, a contraption designed to pick up loose, lost cloth objects such as the sock that's caught under a king-sized bed; Stephanie Scarmado, for the Baby Sitter Blanket; Anju Tripathy. for How to Play Tennis on the Moon, Laurett McDaniel, for Dine-A-Desk, Bracken Kolle, the Convenient File; Todd Henderson, the Bird Trap; Megan Yandall, Do You Know Your Math Allison Rundell, the Balloon Inflator; Leslie Atkinson, the Temperature Protector, ;md Jill HoJste. the Pencil Callus A voider t=> . Hartford Homes San Je<cinto Savings AssociaUon

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  1. The Baytown Sun,
  2. 14 Feb 1986, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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