The second annual Milford Invention Convention was held on Saturday, March 28th at Jonathan Law High School. Over 100 children ranging from kindergarten to 7th grade presented their problem-solving ideas in groups—called Judging Circles—to their peers and local judges. Fourteen young inventors were chosen to represent Milford at the 32nd Annual Connecticut Invention Convention on Saturday, May 2nd at UCONN’s Gampel Pavilion.
MEF partnered with the Milford Public Schools, the Milford Public Library and the Boys & Girls Club of Milford to support workshops and other opportunities designed to inspire invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Jake Mendelssohn, Outreach Director for the Connecticut Invention Convention attended Saturday’s event and noted, “What is happening in Milford is an example of what can be accomplished when the public, in this case in the form of the Milford Education Foundation, works together with the public schools toward common goals.”
- Kelsey Simler, Broom Duster
- Sahil Sule, Cozy Corners
- Nihitha Kothapalli, Multi-Purpose Poncho
- Dylan Fernandez, Cushion Table
- Alaina McCarville, Hot Hats
- Emma Davies, Snap-It
- Matthew DeLucia, The Can Squeezer
- Jenna Hanson, Fashion Fixer
- Risten Kandrach, Braillet
- Rachel Giers, Go and Shine
- Riley Ocasio, Can-Can
- Adarsh Senthilnathan, Spray Eraser
- Aidan Deschaine, The Snow Stopper
- Aayan Sarma, Cone Collar
Funding for this program was generously provided by a grant to the Milford Education Foundation from The Harvey Hubbell Foundation.
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