Connecticut Invention Convention 2019
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys will be judges at the regional and statewide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), competitions, including Eric Baron, who is also a CIC board member, Lynn Stewart, Dennis Jakiela, Ph.D., Wanli Wu, Derek Jennings, Ali Caless, Dmitry Zuev, Chris Boehm, Luann Liang, and Sandy Sawwan. This year's convention will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at UConn's Storrs campus.
The CIC is an award-winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization open to K-12 students statewide, and is designed to develop, encourage, and enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. The annual convention gives students and parents an introduction to careers in engineering with exhibits staffed by UConn's students and professors which showcase engineering subjects, including civil, mechanical and chemical engineering – helping students discover engineering and science as real possible careers, definitely within reach.
More than 300,000 children, K-12, have experienced locally driven CIC invention programs. Annually the CIC serves an estimated 17,000 students in grades K - 12 across Connecticut from nearly 300+ participating Connecticut schools. Of this number, the over 1,000 student inventors are selected to attend the state convention held at the University of Connecticut's main campus at Storrs.