Capital Region Invention Convention 2017


Invention Convention 2017 (IC 2017) is an annual regional and statewide invention competition for students from grades K through 8. You may have experienced the creative energy of our student inventors during previous competitions. If so, you know how much fun it is. If you haven’t participated, we invite you and your students to join in the fun. An added bonus is that Invention Convention is aligned with NYS MST Learning Standard 5, which relates to Technology and Engineering Design.
In collaboration with the museum of innovation and science (miSci) and GE Volunteers, this contest is organized and run by volunteer scientists, engineers, patent attorneys, agents and others. We believe that interdisciplinary programs such as Invention Convention have great value in the school curriculum, and we hope you and your students will participate this year.
Now in its 19th year, Invention Convention has engaged more than 15,000 students from this region in creative problem solving with us since we began in 1998, including more than 1,400 in 2016!
Regional competitions are held in the Capital District, Binghamton, Buffalo and the Finger Lakes.

The Capital District Regional Invention Convention is open to students in grades K-8. Invention Convention is made possible through the volunteer and financial support of a number of community partners.

1. Semifinalists
2. Deadline and Dates
3. Judging
4. Design Steps
5. Student Inventor Tips
6. Resources
7. Contacts

Semifinalists and Finalists (in bold) - Congratulations to all the 2017 winners!

Division

First

Last

Coolidge

Kayla

An

Coolidge

Joshua

Bivins

Coolidge

Mirabel

Brunell

Coolidge

Grace

Calvelli

Coolidge

Jillian

Capozucca

Coolidge

Hailey

Chase

Coolidge

lucas

condon

Coolidge

Caroline

Crounse

Coolidge

Trinity

Cruzz

Coolidge

Madison

de Forest

Coolidge

Luke

DeAngelo

Coolidge

Jacquelyn

Durant

Coolidge

logan

fennelly

Coolidge

Noah

French

Coolidge

Olympia

Frisoni

Coolidge

Ava

Gallup

Coolidge

Lena

Gordon

Coolidge

Grace

Hughes

Coolidge

Kofi

Jack

Coolidge

Caroline

Johnson

Coolidge

Heather

Junjulas

Coolidge

Rahul

Kanara

Coolidge

Kadence

Kennedy

Coolidge

Anna

King

Coolidge

Katelyn

Klotz

Coolidge

Adalia

Lopez

Coolidge

Toni-Ann

Morris

Coolidge

Ryleigh

Nolan

Coolidge

Shannon

O'Malley

Coolidge

Brandon

Palmer

Coolidge

Audreyana

Pennington

Coolidge

Zachary

Place

Coolidge

Tristan

Prevost

Coolidge

Rachel

Robichaud

Coolidge

Andrew

Rosenhaus

Coolidge

Emily

Schuler

Coolidge

Delaney

Seiler

Coolidge

Xavier

silaika

Coolidge

Ashlynn

Smith

Coolidge

Sofia

Stanko

Coolidge

Eden

Taft

Coolidge

Andrew

Tao

Coolidge

Matthew

Taylor

Coolidge

Logan

Tirelli

Coolidge

Maya

Westbrook

Coolidge

Emma

Wolfe

Edison

Ava

Fredericks

Edison

Gianna

Giambona

Edison

Avery

Kennedy

Edison

Jane

Kitch-Willis

Edison

Barbara

Leschinsky

Edison

Esme

Platt

Edison

Arjun

Ray-Majumder

Edison

Susannah

Rieffel

Edison

Veronica

Tang

Edison

Mason

Varga

Steinmetz

Ellis

Amiteye

Steinmetz

Emily

Bagan

Steinmetz

Mia

Benincasa

Steinmetz

Charlie

Blake

Steinmetz

Caroline

Bohn

Steinmetz

Cooper

Brennan

Steinmetz

Emily

Bush

Steinmetz

Audrey

Claar

Steinmetz

Jacob

Cole

Steinmetz

Ava

DeLaurie

Steinmetz

Arielle

Duvall

Steinmetz

Taegan

Eichhorn

Steinmetz

Olivia

Girolama

Steinmetz

Aleah

Green

Steinmetz

Matthew

Hand

Steinmetz

Sophia

Horn

Steinmetz

Hannah

Hurteau

Steinmetz

Gregory

Kaatz

Steinmetz

Samuel

LaMere

Steinmetz

Gary

Leschinsky

Steinmetz

Megan

Loomis

Steinmetz

Blake

Mahieu

Steinmetz

Amelia

McBain

Steinmetz

Katharine

Mcgiver

Steinmetz

Sam

Ness

Steinmetz

Lily

Nichols

Steinmetz

Dylan

Nickson

Steinmetz

Emily

O'Connor

Steinmetz

Leo

Pallis

Steinmetz

Shannon

Priest

Steinmetz

Amelie

Roginski

Steinmetz

Samantha

Ross

Steinmetz

Jack

Scher

Steinmetz

Hailey

Schrull

Steinmetz

Nicholas

Sharp

Steinmetz

Luke

Staszak

Steinmetz

Elizabeth

Stephenson

Steinmetz

Cameron

Stockwell

Steinmetz

Nora

Trimarchi

Steinmetz

Simran

Utturkar

Steinmetz

Michael

Versaci

Steinmetz

Parker

Wheeler

Steinmetz

Livia

Wiltsie

Steinmetz

Talia

Winters

Deadline and Dates


March 10, 2017 – Deadline for submitting forms online
March 2017 – Regional Semifinalists are selected
April 23 and 24, 2017 – Models dropped off at miSci
May 6 – 18, 2017 – Models are displayed at miSci
May 18, 2017 (5:30 – 7:00 pm) – Awards Ceremony and Reception

Judging Process and Criteria

> Judging Process (view detail)


> Judging Criteria (view detail)

Design Steps

Invention Convention 2017 (IC 2017) is designed to encourage scientific problem-solving in students of all ages, as well as to promote creative thinking. Designing a new invention or a new process can be a valuable and enjoyable way to develop the skills of creative problem-solving that can be used for years to come.
To design a new invention, there are a few steps that you must follow. The first of these, which is usually the hardest, is to think of a problem that you wish to solve. Once you have decided on your problem, you must now come up with a solution. At this point you can draw a picture of your invention or an outline of your new process.

Student Inventor Tips

The following is a list of steps for your student or child to follow when preparing for the IC 2017. Please also print out a copy of the Submission Directions to assist with the process, and use the Student Invention Examples as a guide for your own disclosure form and as an example of the kind of invention that your child can submit.
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Resources

GE Global Research Center – The Capital Region is proud to be the home of the GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y. This was the first industrial lab devoted to basic research in the United States. Many important inventions in lighting, power, transportation and health care were made at the laboratory, and this legacy of producing technology breakthroughs for the US and the world continues today. Additional information about GE inventions over its history can be found at www.geglobalresearch.com.
Classroom Visits – Teachers may request classroom visits by local patent professionals or practicing scientists/engineers. These volunteers from the community will share their perspective on careers that relate to invention, and will also explore the invention process with students. To request a school visit contact Lou Mazzone at the GE Global Research Center.
Lou Mazzone
GE Global Research
518.387.7283
mazzone@ge.com
Museum Programs – The museum of innovation and science (miSci) offers several programs that are complementary to classroom study of inventions and the inventing process. Contact the museum of innovation and science (miSci) for more information at 518.382.7890 ext. 224 or visit miSci to view a complete list of programs for Students and Teachers at: http://www.misci.org/Educators-and-Groups

miSci is also presenting several workshops on inventions during December Break 2016. Visit http://bit.ly/miSciDecSTEM for class descriptions and registration.

Contacts

For Invention Convention Submissions and General Inquiries:
Emily Kosmaczewski
miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, New York 12308
518.382.7890 ext. 252
Emily.Kosmaczewski@misci.org
www.misci.org

For Classroom Visit Requests:
Lou Mazzone
GE Global Research
518.387.7283
mazzone@ge.com

For Sponsorship:
Carmel Patrick
Director of Development miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, New York 12308
518.382.7890 ext. 250
carmel.patrick@misci.org
www.misci.org
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