An innovative group of possible future Creationeers recently competed in a Westmoreland County invention convention. Their inspiration for the event? An October trip to Inventionland!
According to an administrator at Yough Intermediate Middle School, where the competition was hosted, a visit to Inventionland prompted the school to hold the December 13th event.
Speaking to a Trib Total Media reporter, the administrator explained the students’ motivation.
“We started this in October when we went to Inventionland and met with real inventors about building prototypes and how to get our inventions started,” explained Lisa Shinsky, K-8 gifted coordinator. “The one piece of advice they gave us, find a problem, an everyday problem, and try to fix it….That’s what the kids were using as their basis.”
Of the 250 students who came up with and created their inventions in just 2 1/2 months, 4 aspiring inventors won prizes.
See the winners and read the entire competition recap on the Trib Live!
We can’t wait to see what these young innovators think of next!