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Carver teacher's invention is the 'bee's knees'

Carver teacher's invention is the 'bee's knees'

Jennifer McGough, a teacher at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, won an invention challenge at the National Summer Teacher Institute with some creativity, hard work and a lot of bee puns. Her winning invention was a bee-themed activity timer for children.

The technology education teacher’s group of three won best overall invention at the weeklong Tampa, Fla., institute from July 29 to Aug. 3, hosted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the University of South Florida’s College of Education. Their winning creation was a bumble bee-themed timer to help children transition between tasks, called the EZ-BZ Timer.

McGough said she arrived in Tampa and...