Storrs - More than 700 young inventors will display their ingenuity at the 29th annual Connecticut Invention Convention Saturday at the University of Connecticut's Gampel Pavilion.
Students in grades K-8 will exhibit their inventions during the nation's oldest continuously running children's invention convention where young inventors exhibit their practical solutions to everyday problems. The 700 students, representing 130 schools statewide, were selected from nearly 10,000 youngsters at more than 100 local competitions.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. and the awards ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is teacher Rachael Manzer, who is president of the Connecticut Science Teachers Association and one of seven teachers nationwide to be selected to fly into space on a commercial spacecraft as part of the Teachers in Space Program. Admission is free. For more information on the Connecticut Invention Convention, visit www.CTInventionConvention.org.