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‘Next Big Idea' Fest Aims to Spark Interest Among NM Youth in Science, Technology as Future Career Path
Date:7/1/2010

students turned-adults are less inclined to become engineers, scientists and inventors - something with which other countries have the competitive edge.

Making science and technology more interesting by letting students experiment and experience science in a laboratory rather than a book is the key, according to inventor Bob Hockaday, President of Energy Related Services, who will also lead a workshop at the Festival.

“A child’s vivid imagination is his or her greatest asset because they can eventually improve on an existing invention or come up with a new one - when you think about, childlike curiosity is at the root of discovery,” Hockaday said. “I can say from experience, that a child can make daydreams useful and she can make herself smarter just by asking questions and wondering how and why - there’s a world of discovery out there; it hasn’t all been discovered yet.”

Like many inventors who are participating in the Festival, Hockaday has several inventions that are currently being utilized and patents pending on other inventions. Some inventions are even being used to protect the U.S. military including Hockaday’s safety goggles that prevent fogging and improve air flow to reduce the collection of dust - something that is very useful in sandy environments such as Iraq.

“I was a daydreamer as a kid and at the bottom percentile of my class because of my grades, so I’m proof that you don’t have to be a genius to become an inventor or a scientist, you just have to have the desire to learn more and to want to improve people’s lives with your ideas. Like Einstein said - ‘necessity is the mother of invention.’ Inventors are ultimately a bunch of dissatisfied people trying to figure out how they can make something better,’” Hockaday added.

On July 16th, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., students from grades seven through 12 can learn more
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