Learning Real-World Skills through Invention Convention

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All fifty students in the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering will be entering Invention Convention this year. Invention Convention is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) competition where an elementary or middle school student designs, builds, and presents an original invention to a panel of judges. This process encourages student achievement in so many real-world skills–from using the engineering design process to communicating ideas clearly. Invention Convention has different levels of competition, beginning with a local event, then a regional event, then a state event, then finally a national event. Students who are scored in the top tier of competing inventors progress to the next higher level. For the Academy students, we will hold our local Newington Invention Convention on March 16th, 3:30 to 5:30 PM, in the Academy facility. Our generous corporate mentors at GKN Aerospace and PCX Aerostructures will serve as judges. Families are welcome to come and watch. Here are some photos of the Academy 8th graders hard at work on their invention designs last week:

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