Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Progress Report

On Thursday, The Saratoga InvenTeam chose what projects we are going to move forward with. We narrowed down the number of projects from five to three. We decided what three ideas that we wanted to move forward with and work on. We then divided up into groups based on who is working on each project. Logan, Issac, Jill, John, Joe, and Sean will be working on the Intelligent Child Computer Interface.  Max, Dylan, Alex, and Jake are working on a Boat Mister system. Ian, David, and Brook are in the third group working on a Mold Remediation System. These groups are now working on researching their solutions and ordering necessary parts for prototypes. The entire Saratoga InvenTeam has also been working on our September InvenTeam Progress Report. We are very excited to be moving forward with these projects and begin to create prototypes for our projects.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Successful Presentation

In class today, the InvenTeam had a skype conference call with Ellen Dickenson. She is the Invention Education Associate for the The Lemelson-MIT Program. The presentation went extremely well and afterwards she proceeded to ask us questions about each of our ideas. Concluding the meeting she gave us feedback on her thoughts and gave us guidance to further improve our research. Overall, this helped us to shape our ideas, and thoughts about our proposed innovations.

Friday, September 17, 2010

First Presentation

Today, the 2010-11 InvenTeam had our first presentation for several superintendents from around the state. There were many school administrators, as well as our school principals in attendance. Overall, the presentation went very well. We presented our product ideas for the 2010-11 school year. We only learned about this presentation yesterday afternoon, and had to quickly collaborate and prepare a presentation. From this experience, we learned how to improve on presenting our ideas. We received some feedback on how to improve our presentation. Overall, this was the experience that will begin a productive year.