Connecticut Invention Convention Finals
The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) Finals take place Saturday, June 10, 2023 at UConn's Storrs campus. During the judging of the student inventions, parents are invited to a presentation by Cantor Colburn attorneys Michelle P. Ciotola, chair of the Trademark & Copyright Practice, and Brad Lawrence, co-chair of the Electric Engineering Practice, called, "Options & Realities - Protecting Your Kids' IP." Eric Baron, patent attorney and chair of Cantor Colburn's Artificial Intelligence Practice, chairs the CIC board of directors, and will present the Cantor Colburn award for the Most Patentable Invention to a student inventor at the ceremony after the judging. Ali Caless and Jim Merrick are Volunteer Judges.
The CIC is an award winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization open to K-8 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.