Future Business Leaders and Inventors Visit Capitol

April 3, 2014

Sen. Joe Markley with student inventors from Wolcott)

Hartford, CT – State Representative Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott) and State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) welcomed Wolcott’s Invention Convention representatives to the Capitol today. The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) is an educational non-profit organization supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) interests of students around the state.

“These kids are smart and motivated,” said Sen. Markley. “I find they are really excited to show off all their hard work and many of them have great ideas.”

Senator Markley stopped by the displays and asked students about their inventions and encouraged them to pursue careers in STEM.

“CIC Day at the Capitol has proven to be a powerful experience for all the kids who come,” added Rep. Sampson.

Some of the students who participated on the capitol event will also compete on May 3rd, at UConn Storrs, for the 31st Annual Connecticut Invention Convention.

The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) is an award winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization started in 1983 as part of the Connecticut Educators Network for the Talented and Gifted. The program is open to K-8 students statewide, and is designed to develop, encourage, and enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Annually the CIC serves between 10,000 students in grades K – 8 across Connecticut from over 130+ participating Connecticut schools. Of this number, the best 700 student inventors join us at the state convention held at the University of Connecticut.

To learn more about the CIC go to www.ctinventionconvention.org