Many of you may have noticed the push for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programs both in schools and at libraries. My 9 year old nephew, Theo, is part of a FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) Lego League team called ROBOLUTION that is competing to win the Global Innovation Award. His team has spent countless hours over the last year researching, designing, and presenting on a product of their own design aimed at addressing the issue of dehydration in senior citizens. They've created a patent-pending product that has the potential to actually make it to market and these kids are in FOURTH GRADE!
It's hard to believe that these young kids did this on their own, but I've watched them throughout this process. You can read all of the details about them, their product, and their research & methodology here on their blog.
Please help me spread the word through the power of your social networks to get people to vote for these kids so that they can move on to the next round of competition and have the chance at winning $20,000 and the opportunity to work with a lawyer at the US Patent office to bring this innovation to life!
Voting runs from February 11 - March 1 and will be done on this website. Starting Feb. 11 just search for ROBOLUTION and click vote! It's that easy.
Please, please spread the word and vote yourself. You can vote everyday day as many times as you want. Please share this information with anyone you think would be interested in supporting this STEM project and particularly these amazing kids.