University of Iowa News Release
June 6, 2003
Belin-Blank Center Names Meritorious Inventors
(STUDENT'S NAME), a (GRADE)-grader at (SCHOOL) in (HOMETOWN) was selected as a meritorious inventor for his/her invention, (NAME OF INVENTION), which was displayed during the 2003 Invent Iowa state convention on the Iowa State University campus in Ames April 23.
The 70 meritorious inventors were notified by mail and each will receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.
Invent Iowa is coordinated by the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, which is part of the UI College of Education. The annual convention, which is hosted by the UI and Iowa State University alternating years, brings together students in third-grade through high school to demonstrate inventions that they think will make life easier for people.
Students are encouraged to develop inventions that generally meet the requirements for a patent in the United States: they must be "new, useful and non-obvious." Students are also encouraged to keep journals chronicling their inventions' development from concept to completion.
To reach the state convention, inventions must first qualify at local and regional conventions sponsored by the state's 15 Area Educational Agencies.
EDITORS: Receipt of this hometown news release indicates that someone from your coverage area was recognized as a state meritorious inventor. Information is listed as follows: Student hometown, student name, grade, school and invention. Please note that some inventions had co-inventors. Iowa students are listed first.
Daniel Naberhaus, 5, Gilbert-Home School, Exit Strobe; Joel Naberhaus, 3, Gilbert-Home School, Exit Strobe; Nick Kaizer, 5, Gilbert Elementary School, Fun Flaps; Shelby Smith, 6, Nevada Middle School, Smell-O-Pads
Adam Eilers, 6, St. Patrick School, The Nighthawk; Jordan Fliehler, 6, St. Patrick School, The Nighthawk
Ryan Maxwell, 8, Griswold Community School, Wrapaway
Aaron Peterson, 6, Belmond-Klemme, Blaze Orange Turkey Carryout Backpack; Halie Peterson, 4, Belmond-Klemme, Blaze Orange Turkey Carryout Backpack
Kari Paul, 5, Pleasant View Elementary, Port-a-Bowl
Dawn Gildersleeve, 5, North Polk, Nite Brite Mailbox
Aakash Dhuna, 6, Oak Street Middle School, All in One Dog Coat
Abigail B. Costello, 4, Westfield, Cow Tailcoat; Ellen Hart, 4, Arthur Elementary, The Smart Pack; Jenna Eells, 4, Bowman Woods Elementary, Babysitter Belt; Lauren Sines, 4, Arthur Elementary, The Smart Pack; Leandra Martins, 4, Bowman Woods Elementary, Critter Contraption; Moriah Meyer, 5, Enskine Elementary, Driveway Ball Catcher; Nichole Elsbury, 5, Prairie View School, Trash-Re-Bagger; Patrick Chizek, 4, Bowman Woods School, Instagame
Alex Wallace, 5, BCLUW Middle School, Bicycle Training Assistant
Jake Gentile, 4, St. Albert's, Elephant Flush; Nick Taylor, 3, Walnut Grove, Wiz and Learn; Patrick Whitsell, 5, Crescent Elementary, Light Box; Rachel Kreitzinger, 3, Walnut Grove Elementary, Wiz and Learn
Laura Bane, 5, Decorah Middle School, Bow Box; Rebecca Eastwood, 5, Decorah Middle School, Bow Box
Jenny Jensen, 3, Windsor Elementary, Bunkboard; Lindsay N. Richardson, 4, Studebaker, Hall Helper; Sarah Willett, 3, Windsor Elementary, Bunkboard
Marissa Collins, 8, Windsor Elementary, Weigh-and-Throw Scale
Andrew Duncan, 7, Dunkerton, Kitty-to-Vet Assistant (K2V)
Alyx Way, 5, Eldora New Providence, Perfect Pump
Meaghan Leggins, 11, North School High School, Spoon Holder Covers
Matthew Sullivan, 8, Fremont Middle School, ATV Shield
Brittany Weaver, 7, Garner-Hayfield, Velcro Underwear; Kelley Benson, 7, Garner-Hayfield, Velcro Underwear
Baily Wigans, 4, Taft Elementary, Portable Dressing Room
Nathan Merical, 6, Grinnell Middle School, Extend-A-Net
Bryan Stein, 8, Griswold Community Schools, Wrapaway; Mandy Nicklaus, 6, Griswold Community Schools, Doggie Doorbell
Ryan Weber, 5, Sigourney Community Schools, Cordless Tool Caddy
Brittany Ann Wellman, 6, Marquette, Brush-N-Floss
Brittny Kramer, 4, Taft Elementary, Portable Dressing Room;Danielle Berte, 4, Taft Elementary, Baker's Best Peanut Butter Bars; Molly Terwilliger, 4, Taft Elementary, Presto-Change-O Dressing Room
Katelyn Eubank, 6, Indianola Middle School, The Easy Door Assist
Alyssa Lundgren, 7, Southeast Webster, Bleacher Pod II
Gina Rayner, 7, Lone Tree, Slide Locker
Curtis R. Jorgensen, 4, Indian Creek Elementary, Piano Postureizer; Nathalie Folkerts, 4, Indian Creek Elementary, Fairly Funky Film Drier
Danielle Dolan, 6, Walcott School, Nail Polish Pens by Danielle
Karleigh Gunderson, 4, Odebolt-Arthur Elementary, Tap Helper; Kellyanne Gunderson, 5, Odebolt-Arthur Elementary, Tap Helper
Wegter, 5, Pella Community, Sno-Gear Back Pack
Austa Yarrow, 5, North Polk Central Elementary, Nite Brite Mailbox
Jarred Schubert, 6, Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock, Safety Deflector
Matthew Christensen, 7, Jefferson-Scranton Middle School, Sweep Stopper
Kerstie Larson, 3, Tipton Elementary, Double P Pal
Skyler Waddell, 5, Horizon Elementary, Instant Lights
Grant Moser, 7, Wapello Jr./Sr. High, Pick Pocket
Mark Amend, 4, St. Edwards School, Triple XXX
Alex Jagim, 3, Eason Elementary, The Mail Helper
Caleb Brose, 4, WACO, Touch and Flip Book
Allison Arp, 6, West Branch Middle School, Extend-A-Pant
Josie Dyer, 6, Marquette Elementary, Brush-N-Floss
Elaina C. Loyd, 4, Winfield-Mt. Union, E-Z Master 2000; Megan Escher, 4, Winfield-Mt. Union, E-Z Master 2000
Nauvoo: Tyler Reinhardt, 8, Aquinas Jr./Sr. High, Ultimate Cricket Cage
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