April 30, 2012
Seven students from the BKW Elementary School are semifinalists in this year's Invention Convention and will have models on display at the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium.
In its 15th year, the Capital District Invention Convention is an invention competition open to Upstate New York students from grades K - 8, where students submit original ideas for a device or method that solves an everyday problem.
This year, out of 1,428 idea entries 100 students were selected as semifinalists. Entries were reviewed by a panel of judges, which includes members of local patent law associations, scientists, educators and other patent professionals. The students chosen must now make a model of their invention idea to be considered for one of the 25 winning regional slots.
The seven BKW semifinalists (in no particular order) are Earl Barcomb, Emily Shafer, Jake Wideman, Micaela Nolan, Nicolas Collorafi, Ariel Rourke, and Morgan Latham.
BKW students make up 7 of the 100 semi-finalists and will be displaying models of their inventions during a reception at the Schenectady Museum on May 24.
Check back here at the end of May to see what inventions our students created!
If you’re interested in attending the Invention Convention reception please contact Megan Dominguez at 518-382-7890 x 227. The reception takes place at 7 p.m., May 24 at the Schenectady Museum, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady.
Click here to visit the Invention Convention website and learn more about the competition.