Young global inventors honored

ePals Corporation and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation announce the 15 student winners of their international K-12 Invention Challenge. Today’s unveiling of winning products showcases a range of unique student inventions, including a cycle umbrella, cell phone radiation shield, portable spot cleaner, overnight pet feeder, cherry slicer, and more.

Students were able to use up to five common household items, such as bottle caps, buttons, playing cards, sponges, tape, cardboard, and kitchen utensils in their inventions and had the option to submit final projects in video, PowerPoint or document form.