Episode 18: Camden Fullmer with SimpleWash

SimpleWashThe SimpleWash app co-created by Kent State student Camden Fullmer has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the LA Times, was named the ABC News “app of the week” and even got a shout out on the Rachel Ray show.

It’s been used thousands of times by college students for its ability to purge your twitter and Facebook accounts of certain text-based posts. Those statuses from freshman year about your wild weekend? Gone. Were you tweeting mean things about your ex-girlfriend after the break-up? Say goodbye to those embarrassing tweets.

In this episode of the Innovation Update, Josh talks with Camden about the inspiration for SimpleWash and when he first took an interest in programming. To give SimpleWash a try, visit simplewa.sh.

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Innovation helps combat child abuse

Ad InnovationGizmodo published an article today about an advertising innovation that is aimed at helping children who’ve been abused. From the article: “In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation, or ANAR for short, created an ad that displays a different message for adults and children at the same time.”

Learn more about this ingenius innovation by clicking here.

Lexmark Coaches KY-SEF Winners

Seventeen Kentucky students will travel to represent Kentucky at the Intel International Science and Engineering fair in Phoenix, May 12-15. The high school students represent the “best of the best” as they were chosen among hundreds of students that competed around Kentucky in five regional fairs and the Kentucky State Science Fair held last month at EKU.

Prior to the journey to the International competition, Lexmark invited the winners to an event at the U.K./Lexmark Center for Innovation in Science and Math Education on April 27. Hosted by Lexmark CEO, Paul Rooke, the students presented their winning projects to a team of Lexmark engineers and got feedback and coaching on their presentations and asked questions about choosing a career in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Lexmark has a long history of supporting education in Kentucky as its philanthropic focus is diversity and STEM education.

Below are the Best of Fair winners in Life Science (High School) and Physical Science (High School).

Best of Fair: Life Science in High School

3rd: Monica McFadden – Notre Dame Academy

2nd: Trevor Krolak – Dunbar High School

1st: Jessie Li – Dunbar High School

Best of Fair: Physical Science in High School

3rd: Nivedita Khandkar – duPont Manual High School

2nd: Valerie Sarge – Dunbar High School

1st: Corrine Elliot – Dunbar High School

Below are some photos from the event at the U.K./Lexmark Center for Innovation in Science and Math Education.

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