HVAC Breaking News

May 9, 2002: Craftsman/NSTA Young Inventors Awards Program Honors Students

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL — A hands-free refrigerator door opener is just one of the inventions created by 36 second through eighth graders, who are being honored by the 2002 Craftsman/NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Young Inventors Awards Program. The award-winning ideas were selected from entries submitted by more than 4,300 schoolchildren across the country.

“I'm always amazed at the clever ideas percolating in the minds of kids,” stated Bob Vila, home-improvement expert and spokesperson for the program. “They love to look at a problem and create a solution — and the Craftsman/NSTA Young Inventors Awards Program gives them that opportunity. That’s one reason a thousand more youngsters entered this year than last year.”

Sponsored by Sears Craftsman tools and the NSTA, the program, which is in its sixth year in classrooms across America, is designed to teach students the scientific principles of how tools operate; introduce them to working with hand tools; encourage them to think creatively about the world around them; and enable them to develop practical solutions to everyday problems.

Children’s entries are judged in two grade categories: second through fifth and sixth through eighth. Each of the two grade categories includes awards for six national finalists, six second-place regional winners, and six third-place regional winners. Awards range from $250 to $5,000 U.S. savings bonds.

Publication date: 05/06/2002

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: February 19, 2015


NEWSMakers: Andy Patron
Andy Patron, partner with FMI Corp., discusses the impact a national labor shortage may have on the mechanical contracting industry. Posted on March 27.
More Podcasts


NEWS 03-30-15 cover

2015 March 30

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Global Warming

Do you believe in man-made global warming?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con