Junior Geek of the Month: Inventor Maxwell Mamishev adds COVID safety device to resume

Remote learning can be a stressful experience, but 15-year-old Maxwell Mamishev has come to love it, if only because it has given him more time to focus on the things he likes to do and build.

A junior inventor of sorts, Max has had a hand in a few interesting projects over the last couple years, including the winning entry in the “Inventions We Love” segment of the 2019 GeekWire Summit. Now he’s joined friends to create a new device which helps remind people to socially distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the 2020 Summit wrapping up a virtual run this week, we featured several more inventions from Pacific Northwest companies — and found a good reason to catch up with Max. A freshman at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School, Max is GeekWire’s Junior Geek of the Month for October. The monthly honor, presented by Northern Trust, recognizes talented young

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