Monday, April 30, 2012

The Inventioneers Say - GO TJ!

TJ and Dean Kamen during the Dean's List awards ceremony in St. Louis.

Congratulations to Inventioneers co-founder and Board of Directors member, TJ Evarts, for his Dean's List win in St. Louis this week!  He earned a $1,000 grant for his FRC team the PVC Pirates and a lot of cool prizes he will enjoy.  Stay tuned for a news article coming soon!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

World Festival Tip: Tournament Newsletter Tips

If you haven't reviewed our Tournament Tips Newsletter, check it out now as we think many of the tips there will also help teams competing at the World Festival level.  Click image below to go to our newsletter:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

World Festival Tip: Be Memorable

Imagine how hard it is for FLL judges to link all the amazing information presented in judging sessions to the right team.  They take notes and write comments during the presentation and Q&A, but how will they remember YOUR team, in particular.  Here are a few ideas:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

World Festival Tip: Carve Out Time for Relaxation and Fun

Your schedule will be jam packed each day of the competition.  Have some down-time/relaxation activities planned ahead of time.  Taking even just a few minutes to sing a team song or to spend some time in meditation or prayer can help calm frazzled nerves and refocus your team.

We made up cheery songs about robots, FLL and even Dean Kamen and we are known for breaking into song at the drop of a hat to boost our energy levels or just to remember that FUN is our favorite Core Value.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Patent Tip from the Inventioneers

Check it out - what young inventors should know about public disclosure of their inventions (click image below):

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tips from the Inventioneers' Coach

Our coach is sharing some of the secrets to our success on her blog JustThinkOutsideTheBlocks.  She's posting a series on team meeting organization starting with agendas and how to use them effectively.

Introducing Agendas
Agenda Example #1