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Show Your Students That Great Ideas May Already Be Within Them
Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Katia Avila Pinedo, Computer Engineering Student, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Software Engineering Intern, Microsoft
Co-Moderated by Arianna Anderson, Student Inventor, Pathways Academy of Technology and Design (CT); and Deborah Carr, Education Outreach Specialist, USPTO, OCCO, Office of Education
Sponsored by EquIP HQ
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Sometimes inspiration is born out of necessity. Please meet a young inventor whose great idea has already made an impact on the world. Developing a medical solution built to help underserved communities, she can guide you on how to help bring out the inventor in your students.
This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Katia Avila Pinedo was part of the 2018 Garey High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam. With no prior engineering knowledge, she led the production of an Oxygen Saturation Sensor for the project, Heart & Sole, which has received a U.S. patent. Her experiences as a low-income Latina motivated her to join the InvenTeam and learn how to use technology to help her community. She now works as a Microsoft intern while pursuing a computer engineering degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. At UCSC, she found a passion for education and aims to continue supporting the community as a professor in engineering.
About the Moderators
Arianna Anderson is a 16-year-old student attending Pathways Academy of Technology and Design. She is a student ambassador alum with a background in leadership, innovating, organizing projects, and coding. Arianna is a two-time National Invention Convention Finalist, Invention Convention Worldwide Speaker, and was featured on Did I Mention Invention? hosted by Alie Ward. She also had the pleasure to interview at the InventEd Conference. Arianna is an ambitious student pursuing AP and ECE classes who enjoys yoga, reading, and baking. She dreams of graduating from MIT to pursue a career in software development.
Deborah D. Carr is a primary patent examiner with 33 years of experience at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Maryland at the College Park campus in College Park, Maryland, and her Master of Business Management at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois.
Deborah has served on the board of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. She served as Team Lead in Kids & Chemistry for ten years, an outreach program sponsored by the Patent and Trademark Office Society.
Deborah is currently serving as an education outreach specialist detailee for the Office of Education in the Office of the Chief Communications Officer. Deborah facilitates stakeholder engagement (teachers, administrators, instructional specialists, school districts, educator professional development organizations, local, city, state governments, community colleges, institutions of higher learning, and other federal agencies) to integrate invention education, innovation, and intellectual property into K-20 schools and learning environments.
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