Thursday, January 27, 2011

Inventioneers Make News at MIT

We were so happy that our mentors at MIT are helping to spread the word about our fight against distracted driving and the progress we've made on our SMARTwheel! Thanks MIT!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Inventioneers Make National News in the New York Times !!

Since the United States Secretary of Transportation wrote about our tremendous meeting with him on his blog FAST LANE (click link), we have had lots more interest in our SMARTwheel and Don't DUIT campaign.

We had a great interview with a reporter from the prestigious New York Times. Check out her article at:

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Inventioneers Make Headlines!

After our successful trip to Washington, we have had some great press coverage. NH's Union Leader ran this story today:

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Inventioneers Meet With Top White House Technology Official

During our recent trip to Washington, DC, we had the honor of meeting with Mr. Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer, to speak with him about our inventions and how we are dedicated to helping other kids follow through on their inventions, too. We first met Mr. Chopra in October at the Inaugural White House Science Fair and he pledged to help us meet U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (see posts below).

We met with Mr. Chopra at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building right next to the White House to share our latest ideas with him. He loved the improvements we had made to the SMARTwheel and gave us some pointers on our meeting with Secretary LaHood scheduled for that afternoon.
We also shared our Inventioneers Big Idea Patent Scholarship program details with him and he loved the idea. He will partner with us to grow the program and make it even more accessible to kid inventors in every state! We'll keep you posted.

We were impressed with Mr. Chopra's enthusiastic, can-do attitude which is the same attitude we try to have and he gives a whole new meaning to brainstorming - he had endless ideas of how he can help us! We are so happy to have him in our corner!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Inventioneers Jump for Joy at the U.S. DOT in DC

We were elated after our tremendous meeting at the U.S. Department of Transportation (see story below)! We jumped for joy in our shirt sleeves despite the 20 degree weather and freezing winds!

Inventioneers Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Transportation LaHood a Wild Success!

Our trip to Washington DC this week was unbelievable! The meeting with U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood was an experience of a lifetime. He, along with the Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ronald Medford, and Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Peter Appel, sat down with us at the U.S. DOT headquarters to talk about distracted driving, our SMARTwheel, and our Don't DUIT campaign (Don't DUIT now stands for Don't Drive Under the Influence of: Texting, Tweeting, Typing, Touchscreens, and Takeout). Their offers of support blew us away! Secretary LaHood even said that when our SMARTwheel is ready, he'll arrange to pilot test it with mass transit drivers!

Check out the link on Secretary LaHood's blog (click the headline or the logo):

Secretary LaHood's Tweet:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Inventioneers on NH Chronicle - Here's the Link:

Click the image below to go to WMUR's website where you can watch the Inventioneers' NH Chronicle segment!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Inventioneers Star on Network TV Show NH Chronicle

Tune in to WMUR TV's NH Chronicle tonight (January 4th) at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 9 to see a feature story about our team and our work over the last six years! (Click the images to go to NH Chronicle.) If you are not in NH Chronicle's viewing area, check back here - we'll try to get a link to the segment for you!

The Back Story:

Back in November 2010, just before Thanksgiving, there was a flurry of activity at the Inventioneers headquarters (Coach Evarts' house). ABC affiliate TV station WMUR's TV crew was preparing for a shoot. WMUR's news anchor/host, Tiffany Eddy, was there to direct the 3 hour session. We had met Ms. Eddy in May at the NHHTC's Entrepreneur of the Year banquet where we had an exhibit and were recognized by the NHHTC (New Hampshire High Technology Council). We briefly talked about her featuring the team on her magazine show NH Chronicle. We were fortunate enough to meet Ms. Eddy a second time when we won the Spirit of NH award early in November. We talked again about NH Chronicle, and, as they say, the rest is history.

Taping the show was a great experience for us and even though we thought we would be nervous, Ms. Eddy put us at ease and we had fun!! Tune in tonight as we talk about our wonderful FIRST experiences and how FLL has spurred us on to some unique inventions!