Students selected- National Invention Convention

Two Danbury students selected for National Invention Convention
Posted on 05/03/2018

 Two Danbury students have been chosen to present their science inventions at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) later this month.

 

Ellis Solimine of King Street Intermediate Elementary School and Jeffrey Trigueros, Westside Middle School Academy are two of 500 students in grades three through 12 chosen to compete in the May 31-June 2 expo.

 

Jeffrey, inventor of the “Drill Blower,” watched his dad spend too much time sweeping sawdust away during construction jobs. So he came up with a telescope-like attachment to the drill that takes in air and then blows the sawdust away from the surface. Ellis, who is in the third grade, invented the “Keep Away Dog Cat Collar Clip.”

 

The Invention Convention is part of the science curriculum. For three weeks students engage in coming up with ideas and putting them into motion. One of the crucial learning curves for students is to figure out how to solve problems with their inventions and tweak them to perfection. The invention convention fosters interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

 

Twenty-six students from Danbury competed in the Connecticut Invention Convention held April 28 at UConn Storrs.