Evan Smith, an 11th grade student at North Forsyth High School, won 1st place in the High School Division of GA Tech’s Inventure Challenge.  Evan’s research and prototype focused on natural, cost-effective oil spill clean-ups.  Over 80 teams at various levels were represented at the state-level competition.  Evan will compete in the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) in Alexandria, VA, June 1-3, 2017, at the US Patent and Trademark Office.  Evan has been in a Scientific Research course each of his first 3 years at NFHS, ninth grade with Dr. Joan Graham, 10th and 11th with Mr. John S. Brock.

NICEE is an invitation-only event that provides a live, interactive opportunity for youth inventors and entrepreneurs to display their critical thinking skills through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities. The goal of this national showcase is to inspire tomorrow’s youth by engaging those students whose efforts embody America’s inventive and entrepreneurial spirit. It’s the youth invention and entrepreneurship equivalent of the Intel Science and Engineering Fair.

Visit https://inventurechallenge.gatech.edu/ for details on the competition.