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The USF Young Innovators Competition yielded some pretty cool ideas this year: a machine that dries your wet dog; edible cupcake liners; and a pole that keeps your grocery bags from crushing each other in your car! University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to the winning inventors and tells us how USF is inspiring the next generation of would-be Edison's.
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Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
USF Young Innovators Competition Director Anton Hopen talks about the origins and purpose of the Competition, as well as who it’s open to and why it’s important USF is involved.
We hear from some of the Competition’s finalist judges, infomercial guru Kevin Harrington and USF’s Dr. Karen Holbrook. Anton Hopen and USF’s Dr. Paul Sanberg also talk about the group that judged the preliminary round, the National Academy of Inventors.
USF Sr. VP for Research, Innovation & Global Affairs Karen Holbrook on the importance of encouraging younger students to learn through events like the Competition.