Connecticut invention convention
CONNECTICUT INVENTION CONVENTION, INC. (CIC)
This 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization was founded in 1983, and has operated continuously since. Driven primarily by Volunteers, the CIC's mission is to instill the creative spirit into Connecticut's K-8th grade population, through innovative, hands-on exercises that challenge young minds. Each child discovers their own unique problem, and is taught a variety of ways to think critically, and use a school's core curriculum to research, design, develop, test, and create a solution to that problem in the form of an invention. Each year, an estiamted 7,000 to 11,000 children participate in the program in over 90 schools. The year's campaign ends with local invention competitions, with winners going onto the statewide Connecticut Invention Convention.
Sponsored by Academia, Corporate, State, and in-kind donations, the CIC provide an avenue for each child to discover their natural ability to think and to create.
For more information, visit http://www.ctinventionconvention.org