Organization: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA, (703) 312-9248, www.nsta.org
Award: $5,000 U.S. savings bonds
DESCRIPTION: Twelve 3-8 grade students have earned $5,000 in savings bonds in the 1999 Craftsman/NSTA Young Inventors Awards Program. The annual competition invites students to invent a new tool or redesign an existing one. Selected from nearly 3,000 entries, the national finalists also earned a trip to Chicago in September where two national winners will be named.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.