California Student Inventor One of 3 Finalists for National Prize

May 13, 2024

Anish Bhethanabotla, 11th grader from Lynwood High School in San Jose,-  a participant and multiple winner over the years at the California Invention Convention – has been announced as one of the three finalists for the Genspiration Young Inventors Prize sponsored by the National Academy of Inventors.

Anish has participated in the California invention Convention over the past 4 years and has received special recognition each year: 2021 – Eagan Family Most Innovative Invention, 2022 – Eagan Family Most Innovation Invention, 2023 – Analog Devices Best in Show and 2024 – High School Merit Award.  He was invited to the National Invention Convention sponsored by The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI in 2021, 2022, & 2023.

National Academy of Inventors’ Student Showcase identifies and celebrates exceptional student inventors and serves as the premier arena to cultivate partnerships among the brightest minds in academic innovation, from across the nation and around the world. The Genspiration Prize awards excellence in student innovation at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The Prize is awarded by the Genspiration Foundation and NAI to student invention teams or individuals whose innovations have impressive potential in creating positive societal impact. Held at NAI’s Annual Conference, Student Showcase participants have the unique opportunity to present their innovation to the world’s leading inventors, university leaders, industry leaders, and inventive institutions and compete for the Genspiration Prize to be recognized on the national level, as well as represent the impressive caliber of innovation happening at their institution or organization. The Student Showcase will be held June 17th, 2024, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Genspiration Young Inventors Prize recognizes outstanding innovation in the K-12 age group. Recipients of the Genspiration Young Inventors Prize will receive a cash prize of $2,500 towards the development of their innovation and their affiliated organization receives $5,000 towards innovation programs and assistance with obtaining a provisional patent.

We are so proud of Anish and congratulate him on this outstanding achievement!