Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inventioneers Make a Splash at Lifesaver's Conference

Two of us, (TJ and Paige), were invited to speak at the prestigious Lifesaver's National Transportation Safety Conference. We flew out to Phoenix AZ and made our presentation on Sunday. It was a great honor to join the top transportation safety experts in the country to present the latest ideas for improving road and driver safety.

With "Engaging the Learning Styles of Youth" as the title of our workshop, we spoke about FIRST and FLL, which got us started fighting distracted driving, our SMARTwheel, including a demonstration of our ninth generation prototype, and our Don't DUIT student education program. Our session was well attended with about 100 in the audience. We incorporated power point slides, video, animation, and audience participation in our workshop, along with a generous dose of humor. People were amazed to learn we have already met the top transportation officials in the country. Workshop attendees spoke with us after our presentation and applauded our strategies to make new drivers the safest drivers on the road. We also rolled out our new Don't DUIT Tag Game, which was a great hit. Check it out at

Friday, March 25, 2011

Volpe National Transportation System Center Visit

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Great Story on FOX 25!

Inventioneers on FOX 25 News!

Watch FOX 25 Boston News tonight at 10:00 p.m. to see the Inventioneers SMARTwheel story! Jon Dudas, President of FIRST is also featured!

Then check us out live from the FOX 25 studio Thursday, March 17 at 8:35 a.m. for more!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Inventioneers in the News-FOX25 News, That is!

Hi all,

We had the tremendous honor of being part of a FOX 25 Boston news feature which was taped this past Thursday at FIRST in Manchester. We shared how FIRST and FIRST LEGO League have changed our lives and we outlined our experiences with inventing, patents and our latest patent-pending invention, the SMARTwheel. It was a great education for us and it was FUN!

We'll send out an email blast when we know when the piece will air!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Team Member Nominated for FIRST Dean's List

Hooray for TJ Evarts, our founding member of the Inventioneers for his nomination for the FIRST Dean's List. His selection was announced at the BAE Systems/Granite State Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament at the Verizon Center in Manchester on Saturday. TJ has devoted thousands of hours to promoting FIRST programs since he got started in FLL and then added FRC last year. He is part of Londonderry's high school robotics team, the PVC Pirates and was nominated by the team mentors for consideration for the FIRST Dean's List Award. The finalists will be announced at the World Championship in St. Louis in April.

For all his work with FLL training, rookie teams, curriculum development and Jr. FLL coaching and more, we say Congratulations!!!