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South Georgia Innovation Day Showcases Student Inventors

Three girls stand in front of their invention display

THOMASVILLE, Georgia – Around 140 elementary through high school students participated in South Georgia Innovation Day on Feb. 9, presenting their own inventions as a part of Georgia Tech’s K-12 InVenture Prize competition.

Some of the student inventions included: an app that matches discriminated dog breeds with their perfect human match; a solar-powered golf cart; a digital medical device that helps measure and prevent brain injuries from concussions; and an app designed to make studying more efficient for students.

The event took place at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) in Thomasville. Community leaders from local businesses judged the projects and presented awards.

“Through the Georgia AIM grant, we have been able to expand innovation, AI, and manufacturing education to more students in Southwest Georgia,” said Danyelle Larkin, educational outreach manager with Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing. “This grant continues to provide us with opportunities to highlight current and future career pathways within Thomasville and other Southwest Georgia communities. Next year, we plan to host more students as we continue to expand our work in rural communities through Georgia AIM.

Read the full story and see the list of winners on the CEISMC website.