Student presentations showcase creativity
Student inventors looked to the heavens, simplified laundry day, and gave their backyards a pro-football experience in the 18th annual WNY Invention Convention competition.
The event challenges students from kindergarten to eighth grade to use their natural creativity and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning skills to solve a real-world problem.
A press release stated, “The coronavirus pandemic may have changed the annual event from in-person to virtual, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the participants, who hailed from several school districts throughout New York.”
This year’s winning entries were announced in a virtual closing program and awards ceremony hosted by WKBW-TV Channel 7’s Andy Parker. They are:
Inventor of the Year – Kindergarten through Grade 3
Inventor of the Year – Grade 4 through Grade 8
“COVID may have changed the way students learned this year, but it certainly did not quench their thirst for problem-solving or their entrepreneurial spirit,” Executive Director Merry Constantino said. “We were flooded with creative solutions, enthusiastic presentations, and well-made models. If these inventive students are the future leaders of our community, we are in good hands!”
These six inventors will participate in the virtual Invention Convention U.S. National Competition hosted by the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation on June 24.
For more information, visit www.wnyinventionconvention.org.