Young Inventors Compete at Ohio State Fair

Honda associates recently helped judge the innovative ideas pitched by students at the Invention Convention at the Ohio State Fair.

More than 30 Honda volunteers helped judge 450+ student inventions. Students competed for a chance to advance to the 2018 National Convention in Dearborn, Mich. A fifth grader who invented a way to collect leftover insulin was the overall winner.

Barb Graham, IT Planning, and her 11-year-old daughter, volunteered. She said her experience really gave new meaning to the phrase “you can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

“This experience has pushed my daughter to talk to her school about a program for inventors like herself. To see how their minds work by taking a simple thought and making it into an invention that can bring selfless change to the world was truly inspiring,” she said.

This event hosted K-12 students from around the state as they demonstrate and discuss the business cases for their inventions–ranging from innovations across multiple categories–covering everything from health and safety to pet and household improvements that can positively affect the lives of thousands.

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