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Finalists compete in USF's 5th annual Young Innovator Competition
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Finalists compete in USF's 5th annual Young Innovator Competition

Tampa, Florida -- The University of South Florida will host the finals of the Young Innovator Competition Monday, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Patel Center for Global Solutions on USF's Tampa campus. 

An expo featuring the inventions begins at 5 p.m., with judging and awards following between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

As is tradition, the competition is being held on Thomas Alva Edison's birthday and in celebration of the spirit of invention and ingenuity. More than 500 entries were received from students in the Tampa Bay Region for the competition.

On Monday, the top 10 competitors present their invention for an opportunity to win prizes. The National Academy of Inventors, USF Chapter selected the following students as finalists, judging of the inventions will be based on creativity and originality; quality and persuasiveness of entrant's presentation; benefit to people and the invention's marketability. Click here for a list of finalists.

The USF Young Innovator Competition promotes innovation and creativity in young people by motivating them to solve problems and improve upon the things around them. For more details on the competition, visit the USF Young Innovator website at http://usfyounginnovator.com/.

The Patel Center for Global Solutions is located 11710 USF Maple Drive.

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