Ten students from the Westside Middle School Academy STEM program will move on to the regional level of the Connecticut Invention Convention. 100 sixth-grade students participated in the Danbury competition. In March, the 10 regional competitors will have their projects judged at the district-wide Invention Convention held at Western Connecticut State University.
Winners will head to the 36th annual Connecticut Invention Convention held at UConn in May. More than 130 Connecticut schools and thousands of young inventors participate every year.
The ten students are: Arjan Parimi, Christopher Borges, Brianna Scribner, Nataly Vargas, Isabella Russo, Lucas Califano, Caio Florentino, Silvio D’Angelo, Juliet Dahlstrom and Pedro Canto.
Jon Neuhausel, WSMSA STEM theme coach and science teacher, has guided the students in the IC for the past six years and said that the students learn not just about science, but about the engineering process and also how to communicate with judges.