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DSC Inventor’s Lab Program to Return for Fall 2013

William Schopf
The Da Vinci Science Center’s Inventor’s Lab Program – which has helped one young inventor earn a United States Patent and another student submit a United States Provisional Patent application – returns in Oct. 2013 for students in grades 4-8.

Participants will explore the invention process and develop their own invention ideas with the help of active and retired scientists, engineers, and professionals. The students will present their invention ideas before a panel of patent attorneys during the Inventor’s Lab Showcase in May 2014. The panel will select one winning invention that will be considered for a U.S. Provisional Patent application.

A total of 20 program spaces are available for the 2013-2014 program year, which consists of eight Saturday morning sessions from Oct. 2013-May 2014. Da Vinci Science Center members in grades 4-8 will have an exclusive opportunity to register as space remains available through June 18, 2013. Non-members in grades 4-8 will be able to register after June 18, 2013. An $80.00 program fee is required per student.

William Schopf of Whitehall, Pa., earned a full U.S. Patent in Sept. 2012 for his device that features wind turbine-style blades affixed to the front of a vehicle, is able to produce electricity during the day and at night, and can generate electricity at any wind speed. Ambrose Cavalier, a homeschooled student in Saylorsburg, Pa., has submitted a United States Provisional Patent application for his uniquely-designed bottle cap that allows users to adjust how much syrup or other thick, slow-moving fluid flows from the bottle.

News Media Contact @DSC: Dennis Zehner, 484.664.1002, Ext. 112
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