Delegation of 55 Young CT Inventors To Travel to DC on May 19 for the First Ever National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo at USPTO: Governor Malloy to Send Off Inventors from North Capitol Steps on May 19, 10 a.m.

Delegation of 55 Young CT Inventors To Travel to DC on May 19 for the First Ever National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo at USPTO: Governor Malloy to Send Off Inventors from North Capitol Steps on May 19, 10 a.m.

Published on May 19, 2016

On May 19, 2016, 55 young Connecticut inventors, in grades 4-12, will travel from Hartford to Washington, DC to compete at the first National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) in Washington on May 21, at the US Patent and Trademark Office. This is the first Nationals of the popular STEM program, “Invention Convention,” and the first ever delegation of young Connecticut inventors to be attending and competing.

Congratulations to  Ms. Tierra Jones – a 4th grader at the Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Academy, one of 55 students, statewide – selected to represent Connecticut, in Washington, D.C. Tierra’s project (Rescue Inhaler), is an enhancement to the asthma pump and beat out several other inventions at the 33rd Annual CT Invention Convention, competing against more than 17,000 students across the state!  Addison Hall of Hartford of Annie Fisher STEM Magnet, Grade 3 with her project the Safe and Silent Sharpener, and Isha Kansagara of Hartford, also of Annie Fisher STEM Magnet, Grade 3 will present her project, The Brella Clip.

We are proud to be sending the first ever Connecticut delegation of 55 young inventors to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) in Washington D.C., from the Capitol, with a press conference with Governor Malloy and others.   

Thanks to many supporters, notably UTC and Stanley Black & Decker are founding sponsors, the CIC has spawned a national organization, The STEMIE Coalition, (www.stemie.org), which has created the Nationals for our CT young inventors along with delegations drawn from thousands of young inventors from over 20 states.  The first ever National Invention Convention (NICEE) will be held this weekend on the campus of the USPTO in D.C.  The goal of The STEMIE Coalition, www.stemie.org, headed by Danny Briere, CEO, (Founder, Startup CT) is to support 10 Million young inventors in all 50 states, by the end of five years.  Connecticut is leading the way!!!!                                        

Governor Malloy, Representative Gregory Haddad, and corporate representatives from UTC and Stanley Black & Decker will “send off” the students from the North Steps of the Capitol on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. headed to DC by bus with the banner, “We’re Going to the Nationals!”

Connecticut’s young inventors, will join more than 260 inventors from 15 other states competing at the NICEE. The program is organized by The STEMIE Coalition (www.stemie.org) a non profit partner of Connecticut Invention Convention. www.ctinventionconvention.org, whose mission it is to support 10 Million young inventors to participate in innovation and entrepreneurship across the US in five years.  

Who:  55 young inventors from all over CT, see list below

What:  Selected to travel to the first ever National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE)  in DC, a first ever event created by CT’s The STEMIE Coalition (www.stemie.org).

When:  Leaving Hartford on May 19, 10 a.m. with a bus full of 55 kids and teachers/chaperones

Why:    First ever National Invention Convention, and the first time that CT inventors, 300,000 over the years since 1983, (that’s 1 in every 10 Nutmeggers) have a chance for a National competition for their inventions.  Travel funds being raised on www.GoFundMe.com/CIC2016 for the kids.

 

 

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