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Convention showcases students' inventions for solving 'everyday problems'

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Jack Ebert, who was the Julian Taylor Grand Prize winner, stands in front of his invention display, "Life Alarm." [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Jack Ebert, who was the Julian Taylor Grand Prize winner, stands in front of his invention display, "Life Alarm." [PHOTO PROVIDED]

About 180 young inventors participated in the 30th Annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition held recently at Rose State College.

Jack Ebert, of Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau, won the Julian Taylor Grand Prize winner for his invention display. Ebert's invention idea was "Life Alarm," intended to solve the problem of babies being left in hot cars by alerting 911 when the weight sensor is triggered and the car seat is over 95 F.

Students in grades kindergarten through 12 and from across the state showcased their ideas and competed during the invention convention.

The annual expo allows young Oklahoma inventors to show off their problem-solving and creative thinking skills by creating inventions that solve everyday problems. In addition, the expo enhances STEM participation.

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<strong>An invention convention entrant speaks to one of the judges during the 30th annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition at Rose State College. [PHOTO PROVIDED]</strong>

An invention convention entrant speaks to one of the judges during the 30th annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition at Rose State College. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

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