BK students take invention to White House

Three students from Bishop Kelly High School were invited to the White House Monday to showcase an invention they helped develop that assists people with tremors to write more clearly and use a mouse.

The three students are Kevin Brandecker, a senior, Lauren Arkoosh, now a freshman at the University of Portland, and Patrick Schutz, now a freshman at Duke University.

The three students were part of the White House Science Fair and were among 30 teams from across the country to exhibit their work

They showed the invention developed by a team of 13 students from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam, a project of the nonprofit Lemelson-MIT Program that honors inventor’s work. The project was done in the 2011-2012 school year.

With the help of teacher mentors and $10,000 from the Lemelson-MIT Program, the team developed the MagWrite and the MagMouse. Prototypes cost about $325.

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