11-03-22 Inventor from Think Together Featured:
Neilah’s Road to the Invention Convention – watch her in this 5 minute video. Think Together is a California-based nonprofit organization that works with school districts and local communities to offer extended learning programs for underprivileged and low-income children. For the past few years, they have partnered with Lemelson-MIT Invention Adventures and the California Invention Convention to deliver Invention Education at several of their after-school locations.
10-06-22 Young Inventors are Changing the World (Video)
View this uplifting video from Good Day LA featuring two young inventors from the California Invention Convention who went on to the National and Global Invention Conventions.
07-08-22 Watsonville Young Inventor Qualifies for Global Invention Convention.
Read about it here.
06-30-22 California Young Inventors Recognized at National Invention Convention
The 2022 Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals was held June 1-3 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan with hundreds of young inventors attending from Invention Education programs from across the United States. Sixty-four inventors from the 2022 California Invention Convention attended and several were recognized for their work. Read all about them.
03-21.22 Ceiba Preparatory Holds Invention Convention
Ceiba College Preparatory Academy in Watsonville, CA held their Invention Convention Event the week of March 6th and it went well! With 76 student design engineers ‘pitching’ their invention to the faculty, staff, and few high schoolers was an incredibly engaging experience. Parents also witnessed their child in their top academic performance.
01-25-22 Student Advisors Join CAIC Board of Directors
We thrilled to welcome our first Student Advisors to the California Invention Convention Board of Directors. Both of our students are inventors who have participated in our events and bring valuable perspectives on how we can improve our program and expand outreach to students around California.
Neel Chandran is a sophomore at El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, CA. He sees himself as an inventive, creative thinker and hands-on problem solver with a passion for helping the community, with a keen interest in energy and environment. At the 2020 California invention Convention, he presented the Bamboo Racer – designed to eliminate non-biodegradable waste being created by e-bikes and e-scooters. He was a winner at that event and advanced to the National Invention Convention. At the 2021 California invention Convention, he was awarded the Chevron Energy Award and advanced to the National Invention Convention for his invention the Regen Cart, a system for renewable energy generation by capturing the energy of people walking in retail stores.
Pavith Khara is a rising 9th grader at Basis Independent School in Fremont, CA. She finds joy in exploring novel ways of solving problems and has strong leadership and mentorship skills, especially around STEM subjects and topics. As a 6th grader from Gomes Elementary School in Fremont, she participated in the 2020 California Invention Convention where she presented the Portable Musical Drawer – a portable and detachable musical drawer compatible with most music stands to solve a common problem for on-the-go accessories for musician’s instruments- solving a problem that she, as a flutist, knows well. She advanced to the 2020 National Invention Convention. Pavith says that she loved her experience with CaIC and she sees exposure to the program as a gift that she hopes for every child.