Sen. McLachlan Welcomes Danbury Student Inventors to Capitol

April 5, 2012
State Sen. Michael McLachlan (right) listens to a presentation by Academy for International Studies (AIS) Magnet School fifth grader Brennan Amalfitano during the Connecticut Invention Convention held April 4 .  Amalfitano has invented the "Kitty Food Pitstop" - a mechanism for providing food to hungry felines.

State Sen. Michael McLachlan (right) listens to a presentation by Academy for International Studies (AIS) Magnet School fifth grader Brennan Amalfitano during the Connecticut Invention Convention held April 4 . Amalfitano has invented the “Kitty Food Pitstop” – a mechanism for providing food to hungry felines.

More than 100 inventors from schools in Danbury and throughout the state displayed their inventions April 4 at the State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building as part of the Connecticut Invention Convention (www.ctinventionconvention.org).

State Sen. Michael McLachlan visited with young inventors from Danbury schools, hearing their presentations and observing their creations.

“The students’ presentations were quite impressive,” Sen. McLachlan said. “The inventions were all well-thought out and practical – enough to make you say, ‘Hey, why didn’t I ever think of that?’ That ingenuity is a great reflection on their teachers and parents. We are so proud of what Danbury students are accomplishing, and this trip to the State Capitol was a great way for me to brag about them to my colleagues in the legislature.”

State Sen. Michael McLachlan (left) listens to a presentation by Danbury fourth grader Aidan Schultz during the Connecticut Invention Convention held April 4 at the State Capitol.  Schultz has invented "The Smokinator" which aims to eliminate the effects of second-hand smoke.

State Sen. Michael McLachlan (left) listens to a presentation by Danbury fourth grader Aidan Schultz during the Connecticut Invention Convention held April 4 at the State Capitol. Schultz has invented “The Smokinator” which aims to eliminate the effects of second-hand smoke.