What is Invention Convention 2013?
Invention Convention 2013 (IC 2013) is an annual regional and statewide invention competition for students from grades K through 8. You may have experienced the creative energy of our student inventors during previous competitions. If so, you know how much fun it is. If you haven’t participated, we invite you and your students to join in the fun. An added bonus is that Invention Convention is aligned with NYS MST Learning Standard 5, which relates to Technology and Engineering Design.
In collaboration with miSci (formerly the Schenectady Museum) and GE Volunteers, this contest is organized and run by volunteer scientists, engineers, patent attorneys, agents and others. We believe that interdisciplinary programs such as Invention Convention have great value in the school curriculum, and we hope you and your students will participate this year.
Now in its 16th year, Invention Convention has engaged more than 14,000 students from this region in creative problem solving with us since we began in 1998, including more than 1,300 in 2011!
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Regional competitions are held in the Capital District, Binghamton, Buffalo and the Finger Lakes.
Information on this web site pertains to the Capital District Region. Rules, procedures, and deadlines for Invention Convention 2013 vary from region to region. See our contacts page for contact information regarding other regional competitions.
The Capital District Regional Invention Convention is open to students in grades K-8. Invention Convention is made possible through the volunteer and financial support of a number of community partners. Our 2012 sponsors included the following:
- GE Volunteers
- M&T Bank
- Neil•Jane William•Estelle Golub Family Foundation, Inc.
- Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation
- Time Warner Cable
- 1st Playable Productions, LLC
- Berkshire Bank
- CSArch Architecture | Engineering |Construction Management
- Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association
- Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
- Hoffman Warnick LLC
- New York State United Teachers
- Schmeiser, Olsen, & Watts LLP
- Yvonne Matthews, Purdy Realty LLC
For information about becoming a 2013 sponsor of Invention Convention, please contact Elizabeth Hoffman, Education Specialist at miSci at 518.382.7890 ext. 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.