Storrs, Conn. -- Over 700 young inventors will display their ingenuity at the 29th annual Connecticut
Invention Convention (CIC) on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the University of Connecticut’s Gampel Pavilion.
Students in grades K-8 will exhibit their inventions during the CIC, which is the nation’s
selected from nearly 10,000 youngsters at over 100 local competitions.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. and the awards ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m.
The keynote speaker is teacher Rachael Manzer,
who is president of the Connecticut Science Teachers Association and one of
seven teachers nationwide to be selected to fly into space on a commercial
spacecraft as part of the Teachers in Space Program. Admission is free. For
more information on the Connecticut
Invention Convention, visit www.CTInventionConvention.org.
The day’s schedule is as follows:
10:00 – 10:30
a.m. Opening Ceremony
10:30 – 12:00
Judging Circles –
Student & Judges
12:00 – 1:30
p.m. Public Viewing of
1:30 – 2:30 Closing Remarks &
The Connecticut Invention Convention is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit
program underwritten by grants and in-kind support from the community,
educational institutions, businesses and charitable organizations, including
the University of Connecticut Schools of Engineering and Business and platinum
level sponsors Connecticut Light & Power, GE Energy
Industrial Solutions, Pitney Bowes Inc., Stanley Black & Decker, and United Technologies.