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Harris Educational and Reinventing Science Kits in the News!

Thanks to my involvement with Maker Faire, my efforts in Social Media, and some other projects I am starting to get a little attention from the local news media for Harris Educational and the Reinventing Science kits.

On July 10th I was featured in a full page article in the “Accent” section of the Sunday edition of “The Times News” here in Burlington NC. The article “A Science Hobby becomes a career” by reporter Molly McGowan tells some of the story behind how and why I started Harris Educational and how I make the Reinventing Science kits here in Burlington (proudly hand made in the USA!). The article is online and can be found at the Times News website HERE.

That article lead to an interview with Brad Jones of WGHP Fox 8 News (of Greensboro NC) for their “Made in NC” segment. “Made in NC” features new, innovative, and interesting companies in North Carolina that make products here in NC. It was an honor to be included in this segment and I’m glad to be able to get the word out about what I’m doing. I’m very happy at how the interview turned out and feel it was a good mix of my philosophy behind Reinventing Science kits, a look at the kits themselves in action, and some good footage of me making parts for the kits. They even managed to get some focus for my new ShopBot Desktop CNC router.

The interview aired on the evening news on August 26th. I’ve uploaded my off-air recording of the interview to YouTube (see above) but a higher quality version can be found at the Fox 8 “Made in NC” site HERE (along with links to all of the other interesting companies and products they’ve featured).

They say everyone gets fifteen minutes of fame. By my calculations I’ve now used up about three of mine. I wonder where my adventures with Harris Educational, Maker Faire, ShopBot, and my other projects will lead me next? Its always great to make more people aware of the kits and help improve sales a little, but really I’ll be happiest if these stories (and hopefully future ones) lead to more fans for the community I’ve been developing on Facebook on the Harris Educational fan page.

If you are interested you can learn more about the Reinventing Science kits check out the Science Kits tab here on this blog or visit my website:

If you are interested in purchasing a Reinventing Science kit please visit:


Hello World: Introducing the New Harris Educational Blog!

Hello World, this is our first blog post!

Our goal for this blog is to be a kind of hub for all of our online activities.  Here we will post articles, stories, and links relating to a wide range of topics that should interest anyone who loves science, education, or open source software.   This may seem like an eclectic mixture on the surface but as we post content you’ll find that each of these threads weave together to form a unified tapestry.   Science, education, and open source software (and their related technologies) have been a passion in my life and I hope to share and contribute so that others may enjoy, learn, and be inspired to DO more of these things themselves.

At Harris Educational our goal is “Building Better Education” and our mission is exciting young minds (and older young minds) and inspiring them to DO science, math, and technology!

In addition to the free content we provide to educators, students, experimenters, and hobbyists through our network of social media Harris Educational is also the proud originator and manufacturer of “Reinventing Science” kits, a best selling line of science kits that integrate invention and history along with science and mathematics.

To learn more about Harris Educational check out the “about” tab at the top of our blog.

To learn more about Reinventing Science Kits check out the “Science Kits” tab at the top of our blog.

In addition to reading our blog, we encourage everyone to follow us on twitter, become a fan of our facebook fan page (where we post daily articles and links), check out our videos on youtube, and take a look at some of our documents on scribd.

Also if you like what we are doing help support us by purchasing a Reinventing Science kit or one of our Science and Invention themed Tee Shirts at our Printfection store.

We encourage feedback and sharing and hope to build a community of like minded people who are interested in education, love science and technology, and have a curiosity about Open Source software.  Thanks for reading and please check back regularly as we add new pages, new blog entries, and more information!