Day 2: Invention Convention

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

We are living in a world seeking solutions to some very serious problems. Just turn on the TV or radio, or pick up a paper to be reminded about the problems that this generation must face. Problems like the bad economy, global warning, the H1N1 virus, childhood obesity and cancer.

Who has the solutions? The answer may not come from a world-renowned research laboratory, but a third grader or a middle school student living next door.

For 17 years, The Invention Convention has focused on teaching problem solving skills in grades K through 8.

Over one-million Ohio students have participated in this free program offered in 17 Ohio counties. The general public and business community can sponsor a student inventor, school or school district to help the program to remain free.

An online donation form is available by logging on to:, or send contributions to: Just Think Inc., 7801 N. Central Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035-0699.

About the series

The 12 Days of Giving is a project initiated by Columbus Parent Magazine to give non-profit organizations an outlet for their message.

In these tough economic times, non-profit organizations are the first to see their resources evaporate.

These great organizations rely on your time, talent, and treasure to make a difference in our community. Please consider becoming a sponsor of one of these great community leaders.