Feb. 9, 2010
THE GENIUS INSIDE A KID’S MIND
Come see the “Replenishing Trash Bag” by 6th-graders Austin Montgomery, Elvis Hernandez, T.J. Oakley and Trent Payne.
Get a picture of the “Super Toilet Brush” invented by 6th-graders J.C. McDearman, Matthew Bell and Keith Johnson. The liquid squirts through the bristles of the brush!
Be amazed at the “Wonder Wheel Cover,” which cleans the wheels of a wheelchair! Sixth-grader Tayla Courage says, “I got this idea because my sister is in a wheelchair, and I play softball. Sometimes when we go to the ballpark, her wheelchair wheels get dirty.”
Or try out the “Swip Swop,” created by5th-graders Angel Lehew, Veronica Webb and Olivia Fancher. Messy drawer full of all kinds of brushes and combs. No more!
WHAT: MTSU’s Invention Convention
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to noon
WHERE: MTSU’s Murphy Center
The Invention Convention at MTSU welcomes hundreds of 4th through 6th-graders from schools in middle Tennessee for a fun morning of sharing their creations that fit into one of two categories: Games or Something to Make Life Easier.
The youngsters will start setting up their inventions around 8:30 a.m. Judges will start making their rounds at 9:30. Murphy Center will be full of colorful and clever creations!
Special guest speaker will be Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson, a former NASA astronaut, who is married to Dr. M. Rhea Seddon, a Murfreesboro native.
MEDIA ARE WELCOME TO COME WITH THEIR CAMERAS AND TALK TO THE KIDS, THEIR TEACHERS AND EVENT ORGANIZERS.
Check out the following You Tube segment from last year’s event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1pSipJn3rs