Hear how a science teacher's support helped his students embrace invention

Published on: 11/15/2023 9:25 AM


Office of Education

US Patent and Trademark Office

Empowering innovations: Celebrating Hispanic pioneers in education and invention

How do educators combine innovation, invention, and mentorship to help their students succeed? Join us virtually on November 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. ET to hear the inspiring story of Antonio Gamboa, a high school science teacher who supported a student team that included Katia Avila--patented inventor and current University of California, Santa Cruz computer engineering major--along their innovation journey.  

Listen in as they share their transformative experiences, challenges, and triumphs: 

  • Take a deep dive with Katia Avila and discover the inspiration behind Heart & Sole, a low-cost wearable device for diabetics to measure blood flow and oxygen levels in their feet. 
  • Get insights from Antonio Gamboa on his mentorship experience and the vital role invention plays in education.
  • Engage in the discussion and get your invention education questions answered. 
Register today

Join our celebration of Hispanic contributions to innovation, the power of young minds, and the important role educators play in supporting students.  

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