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Twice-jilted USF inventors once again on the schedule at the Smithsonian

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November

Third time's the charm?

A twice-canceled event at the Smithsonian Institution that was to feature two University of South Florida inventors has once again been rescheduled.

Merry Lynn Morris, a USF professor who invented the Rolling Dance Chair wheelchair for dancers, and Alexei Novitzky, a graduate student who invented a skateboard that holds your things called the BriefSkate, are scheduled to speak Dec. 8 at the “Innovation: Brainstorms, Big Ideas and the Creative Future” event at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center in Washington D.C.

Morris and Novitzky were first invited to the expo earlier this year, but that event was canceled due to the federal government's sequestration. They were then invited back in October, only to see that expo canceled due to the federal government's shutdown.

The Times profiled Morris and her invention in September. Read that story here.

[Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 3:41pm]

    

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