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!!