A couple of years ago, Westporter Olivia Cohn invented Happy Ride. The personal air vent cured car sickness — while not bothering other passengers.
She was in 4th grade at the time.
Happy Ride earned her a National Invention Convention medal.
Her video was posted on YouTube. A producer at “Good Morning America” saw it, and loved it.
He contacted Coleytown Elementary School. Administrators did not give out her number. So the producer reached out to Town Hall; Olivia’s dad Neil is on the website, as a Planning & Zoning Commission alternate.
Flash forward to today. Olivia — now a Bedford Middle School 6th grader — was on “Good Morning America’s” 3rd hour. It’s called “GMA3 Strahan, Sara & Keke,” and airs at 1 p.m. on the East Coast.
All week long, GMA is featuring inventors. On Friday she’ll be on again, with the other 4.
Olivia continues to do great things. She’s very involved in sciences, and solving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
She’s also part of a worldwide group called Girls In Science 4SDGs. Click here for one of her great posts.
The group will help moderate the UN’s annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science next February.
You go, girls! Especially our hometown inventor, Olivia Cohn.
(Hat tip: Jeff Mitchell)
Click below for a bootleg version of Olivia’s appearance. It has not yet been shown on the West Coast! Click here for the official version.