Nationwide search for Wyeth “Kid Innovators” the next Generation Inventors, now Open

Kids Innovators 2015

Aiming to spark curiosity in children and nurture their love for science and passion for innovation, the search invites students aged 9 to 14, grades 4 to 8, to submit an innovative science-related project that they produced, either alone or as a group of 2-5 members, in compliance with an academic requirement or as a personal initiative.

Wyeth Nutrition launched a nationwide search for “kid innovators” during its National Kids’ Innovation Day, an occasion held at The Mind Museum in Taguig City marking the company’s advocacy to nurture the spirit of innovation among Filipino children.

Kids Innovators

As exemplars of the Filipino innovative spirit, noted young inventors shared their journey toward accomplishing their breakthroughs which earned international distinctions.

Manila Science High School alumni Aliana Mae Arales and Jejomar Derecho recalled how they came up with the Tri-Axis Accelerometer as Commercial Seismic Wave Sensor, bagging the gold in the 2014 International Youth Invention Exhibition Awards.

Justine Silvestre and Adrian dela Cruz of the Philippine Science High School shared how they overcame challenges to their science project, the “Oxygen Plasma Surface Modification of Polylactic Acid-Cellulose Acetate-Chitosan Nanocomposite Fiber,” which won the Best Overseas Project at the Mahidol Wittayanusorn School Science Fair in Thailand this year.

Tri-Axis Acceloremeter

Oxygen Plasma Surface Modification

Biodegrable Plastics Made of Coconut

Light Intensity Meter Operated Automatic Gas Tank

The group of Jeanne Alexis Marasigan, Whinley Hasset Uy, Mari Christine Amon, Leira Mae Socito and Alexis Andrea Tamayo from Manila Science High School reminisced how they invented the Light Intensity Meter-Operated Automatic Gas Tank Valve Lock, which won the gold in the 2014 International Youth Invention Exhibition Awards in Taiwan.

Fourteen-year-old Amin Hataman shared how he was able to invent biodegradable plastics made of coconuts last year, winning gold in the 2014 International Young Inventors Olympiad in Georgia, and bronze in the 2015 1-SWEEP Olympiad in Texas, USA.

Wyeth Nutrition celebrates a century of advancing nutrition science this year, reaffirming its relentless passion for innovation toward nurturing healthier generations — through the next 100 years and beyond.

Mechanics for Wyeth “Kid Innovators”

The search invites all students aged 9 to 14, grades 4 to 8, to submit an innovative science-related project that they produced, either alone or as a group of 2 to 5 members, in compliance with an academic requirement or as a personal initiative.

Participating student/s shall submit (1) a written brief and (2) a simple video presentation on the project, with the endorsement of the Science Department Head of the school. The project must have been undertaken within the period of three years preceding the submission of entry.

Submission shall be made via email to wvethnutritionkidinnovators@gmail.com on or before April 1, 2016. Only one entry per participant or group is allowed.

The video, with a maximum length of three minutes, shall provide a demonstration of the invention, while the written brief shall contain the following information:

* Who is/are the participant/s and the adviser?

* What is the invention called?

* What is its purpose and use/s?

* Who can benefit from the invention and how?

* What inspired you to create the invention?

* How was it developed (process)?

The individuals/groups with the top three winning entries shall each receive a cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 100,000) and a trophy, along with a science-and-technology showcase worth One Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 100,000) for the partner-school.

Winners will be notified via electronic and direct mail, and shall be formally presented and awarded at the next Wyeth Nutrition National Kids’ Innovation Day (September 2016).

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Nationwide search for Wyeth “Kid Innovators” the next Generation Inventors, now Open

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