Inventive Kids Creating a Bright Future

Our mission is to develop and enhance creative thinking and problem-solving skills in children in grades K-8 through the processes of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship- while encouraging interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
We are proud to provide a forum that encourages creative and critical thinking, trains educators to pass on these skills, and showcases the rich creativity of the youth in our community at our annual event. WNY Invention Convention celebrates young inventors from public, private, and charter schools as well as home schools and Scout troops.

The effort spent on research, brainstorming, and model-making shows in each inventor’s amazing displays. Even more powerful is the sense of pride seen on each face and heard in every conversation.

Remarkable innovation is shown when students pair their creativity skills with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as they develop solutions to challenges that they've encountered in their daily lives.

The judging panels are made up of professionals from all over WNY. Judges represent many industries: Electronics, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Engineering, Law, Safety, Science, and more.

Congratulations to Our 2019 Winners (pics soon!)
Overall Winner
Highest Score of Event
David Agosto & Josh Basquin/ West Buffalo Charter School/ Grade Five
Inventor of the Year
Grades K-4
Max Medakovich/ PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted/ Grade Four
Inventor of the Year
Grades 5-8
David Agosto & Josh Basquin/ West Buffalo Charter School/ Grade Five
Director's Choice
All Grades
Clarence Funderberg/ St. Joseph University School/ Grade Seven
People's Choice
All Grades
Jared Morris/ PS 67 Discovery School/Abbott Road/ Grade Four
WNYIC Original
Grades K-2
Zachary Stewart West St. Elementary/ Grade Two
WNYIC Original
Grade 3
Owen May & Jack Berndt/ West St. Elementary School
WNYIC Original
Grade 4 GroupA
Ava Cavarello/ Kenmore Town of Tonawanda USFD
WNYIC Original
Grade 4 GroupB
Max Medakovich/ PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted
WNYIC Original
Grade 4 GroupC
Thomas Low & Eve Woodhull/ PS 67 Discovery School
WNYIC Original
Grade 5 GroupA
Ava Heise & Sophia Hogan/ Northwood Elementary School
WNYIC Original
Grade 5 GroupB
David Agosto & Josh Basquin/ West Buffalo Charter School
WNYIC Original
Grade 5 GroupC
Giovani Ferro/ Smallwood Drive School
WNYIC Original
Grades 6-8
Mia Finch/ St. Joseph University School/ Grade 7
Goodwill of WNY Re-Invent
All Grades
Maeve Garvey/ St. Joseph University School/ Grade 7
Goodwill of WNY Re-Invent
Grade 4
Sofia Wieczkowski/ Smallwood Drive School
Goodwill of WNY Re-Invent
Grades 5 & 7
Maeve Garvey/ St. Joseph University School/ Grade 7
May 11, 2019 Event Schedule

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
9:30 - 10:00
Register/Set-Up Group A Inventors

Inventors will be told whether they are part of Group A or Group B. They'll be contacted via the email address provided when their inventions were registered.

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
10:00 - 10:30
Register/Set-Up Group B Inventors

Inventors will be told whether they are part of Group A or Group B. They'll be contacted via the email address provided when their inventions were registered.

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
10:30 - 11:30
Judging with Inventors

Judging panels assigned to the invention category will interview each inventor. Judges will be listening carefully for clarity of information on each inventor's solution as well as the process of how they arrived at their solution. They will also judge on the thoroughness and clarity of the physical presentation and prototype.

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
11:30 - 1:30
Open viewing for Inventors and Families, Explore the Museum and eat at the Food Trucks!

Inventors, Family, Educators, and Guests are invited to view all of the inventions and partake in the many museum activities while the judges' scores are tallied. And...check out the Food Trucks parked outside of the Museum!

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
1:30-2:30
Awards Ceremony in Auditorium

Join meteorologist Andy Parker, from WKBW Channel 7, in the Auditorium for the Awards Ceremony. The awards range from medals and certificates to STEM-related prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
2:30-3:30
Photography

The winners are videotaped, photographed, and interviewed.

2019 sponsors

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