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Turning STEM Avoiders into STEM Lovers

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Turning STEM Avoiders into STEM Lovers

Presented by Lino Marrero, Student Inventor, Frisco High School (TX)
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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How can we get students to believe they too can change the world? They can make it a better place for everyone, including the people of the future. Help your students identify a real need and design an inventive solution by listening to this young inventor who did just that. Join us as we talk to an innovator who participated in competitions that changed his life.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Lino MarreroAbout the Presenter

Lino Marrero is a 10th grader at Frisco High School in Frisco, TX, and a four-time Invention Convention Worldwide Inventor. Lino is the inventor of The String Ring, The Sole Solution, The Kinetic Kickz, and The Kinetic Kickz 2.0. Most recently, Lino placed first in his age category with the Kinetic Kickz 2.0 at Globals 2021. This year Lino was named one of TIME magazine’s Top Kids of the Year for his continuous eco-friendly inventions, innovative thinking, passion to change world, and drive to inspire others. Lino is also a TIME For Kids Reporter and an Invention Convention Worldwide Student Reporter. When he is not inventing, you can find Lino playing tennis, basketball, reading, or acting.

Lino has grown up with Invention Convention starting with the program in just fourth grade and credits Invention Convention for making him a serial inventor. He looks forward to it every year because it’s an amazing gathering of problem solvers and creative thinkers. For Lino, Invention Convention is a celebration where world problems are solved and the future is created. Invention Convention reminds Lino every year to keep challenging himself to make the future a better place.

About the Moderators

Arianna Anderson is a 15-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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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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