Shaky hands, uneven lines, “wings” that aren’t quite right. A make-up problem needing a solution prompted Lanier HS students Savannah Jones, Macy Dykes, and Lauren Eshelman to design a simpler way to apply eyeliner. The Eyeliner Stamp was born! And now that creative idea has earned a patent from the U.S. Patent Office, a first for the school.
The three seniors participate in the school’s Center for Design and Technology (CDAT), a Georgia STEM-certified program that allows the students to explore Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), entrepreneurship, and real-world business ideas.
“We are proud to know we did something that will inspire younger students and others to come out with bigger and better ideas than before,” says Savannah.
Michael Reilly, a STEM teacher at the school, says the students were able to excel because of the support they receive from the school and district. “I don’t see this patent as a conclusion, but an ignition point that is exciting for these girls and serves as an example and can motivate others in their peer group,” Mr. Reilly says.
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