RIP Granted Registered Trademark and Service Mark for ANOVA Science Education Corporation's Scientific Inquiry Program: Research Investigation Process

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When students "RIP," they are learning science and thinking through the process of scientific inquiry. "RIP" (Research Investigation Process), the scientific inquiry-based science education program for elementary through high schools, is now a registered trademark and service mark denoting the products and services provided by ANOVA Science Education Corporation.

ANOVA Science Education Corporation (ANOVA Science; http://www.anovascience.com or http://www.ScientificInquiry.com) announced today that an official certificate of registration has been issued for the mark, "RIP," from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The company's president, Dr. Robert E. Landsman, received official notification from the USPTO that RIP® is a legally registered trademark and service mark of commerce for the Research Investigation Process for use on printed and other education materials, and to designate professional development activities used in critical thinking and scientific inquiry training of K-12 teachers and professionals in other fields. Both marks were officially registered to Dr. Landsman on January 15, 2008.

The RIP®, a scientific research-based program, has been recognized as an exemplary science education program by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and was a featured part of the NSTA's Exemplary Science Program at the 2006 National Conference on Science Education. "As state and national science education initiatives continue to push professional development to the forefront, it becomes ever more important to protect the intellectual property embedded in the products marketed by ANOVA Science," stated Dr. Landsman. "The granting of these marks represents the next step in brand development and protection of our proprietary RIP products, workshop materials and professional development services."

The company provides training and support for teachers across the continental United States and in Hawaii, making them qualified to teach science and other content areas through the RIP scientific inquiry/critical thinking education program. According to Hawaii Presidential Award teacher Shari Kaneshiro, who has used the program for more than a year, "The RIP guides students through the inquiry process while developing in them a strategy for using critical thinking in making decisions in school and beyond. It also promotes critical thinkers and introduces students and teachers to an exciting time in the teaching of science and other integrated subjects." Ms. Kaneshiro will share her success in using the RIP with sixth graders in her presentation to colleagues at this year's National Conference on Science Education in Boston.

RIP is a trademark or registered trademark and service mark or registered service mark, of ANOVA Science Education Corporation, ANOVA Science Publishing, and Dr. Robert Landsman in the U.S. and/or other countries. ANOVA Science Education Corporation assists schools in implementing scientific research-based science education programs, providing students with critical thinking and decision-making tools for life-long learning skills that support economic growth and the maintenance of security in the USA. As sole distributor of products and services associated with the Research Investigation Process (RIP®) inquiry-based science education program for K-12 schools, the contribution of ANOVA Science's vision, services and products toward the nation's movement for science education reform has been recognized and is well received by national and state education organizations. ANOVA Science's activities and services include professional development workshops, seminars and projects; teacher coaching and mentoring; curriculum development addressing state and national standards; and publishing education materials available online at http://www.anovascience.com or http://www.ScientificInquiry.com.

For more information about the RIP or to speak with Dr. Landsman directly, please call 808-741-8512.

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