Global warming. Water shortages. Affordable technology. Inventors strive every day to identify problems like these and to solve them elegantly. On Saturday, March 17, local inventors in grades K–8 will showcase their creations at the Invention Convention at Wright State University.
The Invention Convention program is run by the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Just Think, Inc. Executive director of the Invention Convention Cherylyn Rushton said that the goal of the Invention Convention is to foster critical thinking in participants.
“Critical thinking and problem solving is a life skill, not just a school skill. It is how everybody is equipped to succeed in life,” she said. “The ability to creatively think of new ways do something, build something, look at something—it’s how we innovate and move forward.”
Students from school districts across the Miami Valley will participate in the event. Private and home-schooled students will also participate. The public is invited to see the student displays in the Student Union Apollo Room beginning at 2 p.m. The awards ceremony will be at 4 p.m.