DANBURY, Conn. — A total of 37 Danbury elementary and middle school students were selected at at the recent districtwide Invention Convention to head to this year’s annual Connecticut Invention Convention.
On April 30 at the University of Connecticut, 13 Westside Middle School Academy students and 24 Danbury elementary school students will compete with thousands of students from around the state. More than 130 Connecticut schools participate in the event annually.
The Danbury schools had their districtwide Invention Convention March 22-23 at Western Connecticut State University.
“Congratulations to all of our students. All of them put in countless hours thinking up their inventions, refining them, writing about the process in their Inventor’s Log, and working on their written and oral presentation skills. All are to be commended for their efforts,” said Harry Rosvally, Danbury K-12 STEM curriculum administrator.
The Invention Convention is part of the Danbury Public Schools science curriculum. For three weeks students engage in coming up with ideas and putting them into motion. One of the crucial learning curves for students is to figure out how to solve problems with their inventions and tweak them to perfection. The invention convention fosters interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Students from Westside selected for the convention are: Alexander Avila “The Fastrate”; Anthony Britton “T.H.U.B.”; Dylan Cavalier “NeckProtect”; Victoria DeMato “Adaptive Shape Sorter”; Sophia Guevara “MAPT”; Chayne Howard “The Super Garden”; Marcus Maravilla “Cool 'N' Go”; Alex Morquecho “The wallet holder”; Michaela Quinn “Stop! Wake and Clamp”; Faye-Maria Santiago “Sensor Speaker”; Kushi Sukhadia “Peanut Allergy Tester”; Vinny Trombetto “The Brush Buddy”; and Stephanie Williams “Enviro Plate.”
Elementary schools winners headed to the convention are: Joseph Andreko “Fishing for Kindness” (South Street); Norah Bekkali “Child Safety Lock” (Hayestown); Krrish Brahmkhatriya “Food Storager” (Pembroke); Shiven Brahmkhatriya “The Tablet Holder-Saver” (Pembroke); Mya Cefaloni “Hide Away Headband” (Great Plain); Estefani Cochancela “The Room Cleaner” (South Street); Connor Coutinho “The Ultimate Organizer” (South Street); Anna-Stella DaSilva “The working out eraser” (South Street); Alex Ilardi “Batha Blocker” (Stadley Rough); Jeffery Landero “The port-a-cup” (South Street); Daniel Li “The Magically Untying Shoelace” (King Street); Sarah Lippman “The Sock-O-Nater” (Pembroke); Madison Luchsinger “The smaock Reminder 10,000” (South Street); Brandon Marcal “The Touch Helper” (Pembroke); David Martins “Rebrella” (South Street); Ava Marie Moya “Children Designer Medical Dispenser” (Shelter Rock); Ryan Oliveira “The Handy Flower Pot Holder” (South Street); Sahil Patel “The New and Improved Desk” (Hayestown); Srishti Rammakrishnan “Frict-O-Lace” (Shelter Rock);Ibrahim Ramzan “mubd” (South Street); Toriana Roe “Bed Bumpers” (Stadley Rough); Annabella Tam “Push and Dry” (Pembroke); David Urena “Proto-plant perfection” (South Street); and Britney Vasquez “book cover” (South Street).