EnergySmart School Inventors
U.S. Department of Energy and Owens Corning Invention Contest for Kids
Four creative elementary school students met with the nation's top energy scientists and engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to build their energy-saving ideas through a national invention contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and Owens Corning.
Each student drew an original, energy-saving device and submitted a 100-word-or-less description of how it works for a chance to be appointed an EnergySmart Schools Inventor and participate in the EnergySmart Schools Inventor Summit in January 2001 at Berkeley Lab. Winners received $250 savings bonds and trips to a DOE laboratory to build their inventions with the help of Berkeley Lab and Owens Corning scientists and engineers. All four inventors continued on to New York City on a press tour in February to exhibit their award-winning, energy-saving inventions.