2018 Invention Convention Finalists

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2018 California Invention Convention.

Maxim Best-in-Show Award and Finalist Invited to the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE)

Morganne Malloy is an 8th grader from Ladera Middle School in Capistrano, California.  She won with her invention- The Assistant Coach.  She says about her invention that “The Assistant Coach solves the problem of bad communication between coach and athlete by creating a way that the coach can directly talk to the athletes in their ears. The coach wears a headset and all of the athletes wear earbuds. Connected to an app, the coach can chose who to talk to. Then all the coach needs to do is talk into the headset and the athlete will hear everything clearly. Also, the coach can quickly pull up or change information about each athlete. Lastly, the athlete can replay the corrections on their cell phone at any later date. This will help them remember what to work on. Assistant Coach will improve communication resulting in athletes to improve at a faster rate.”

Here is a link to Morganne describing her award-winning invention. Morganne’s Video

Most Marketable Invention and Finalist Invited to the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE)

Nathan Flores is a 5th Grader at the Watsonville Charter School of the Arts in Watsonville.  His invention – the Feel N Fret Guitar – was determined by the judges to be the the invention that has the highest market potential.  “A person who is blind would have a hard time learning how to play the guitar without someone showing them where all the parts are. I wanted to create a guitar that a blind person could buy and use to teach themselves how to play,” Nathan says.  “The Feel N Fret Guitar has braille and textures on the guitar to show the student where the frets are and that way they can begin to play some music.”

 

 

Finalists Invited to the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE)

FIRST NAME LAST NAME GRADE SCHOOL INVENTION
Mateo Adolfo 5 Watsonville Charter School Of The Arts Sand Shoe
Ryan Biggee 5 Quarry Lane School The Kid Finder 3000
Aiden Buffa 4 Dan O. Root Elementary The Curb Hopper
Chelsea Clayton 5 Main Street Elementary Crutch Clip
Aiden Espinosa 4 Dan O. Root Elementary The Sockanizer
Sophia Kowalski 4 Happy Valley Elementary Trash Can Decelerator
Jingjing Liang 4 Chadbourne Elementary Pop stop
Ryder Martin 5 Happy Valley Elementary CODS
Aden Mead 5 Independent Inventor PMT
Nicole Orlando 5 Main Street Elementary Crutch Clip
Sadie Richardson 5 Happy Valley Elementary CODS
Mateo Torres 5 Hall District Elementary Hearing Buddy
Hailey Vicar 5 Main Street Elementary Sink to Garden H2O
Oliver Willet 4 Happy Valley Elementary Compact Computer Case
Joy Ye 4 Chadbourne Elementary Pop stop
Lillia Young 5 Watsonville Charter School Of The Arts Book Teller

Attending the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo is a great honor — and an expensive one.  We estimate that the cost for each student and their chaperone will be about $2,500 — which includes flights to Dearborn, expo registration, hotel rooms and food. For many of our families, that $2,500 is an insurmountable barrier for their student to attend.  We are trying to raise enough money so that ALL of these deserving Finalists can attend.  Won’t you help?

Please go to our GoFundMe page and make a donation. It means so much to these kids.
"Kids Inventing Their Future"