Volunteers & Judges for State Invention Convention

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Sat Apr 28, 2018, 07:30 AM - 03:30 PM


Gampel Pavilion2098 Hillside Rd.Storrs, CT 06268
A CIC Judge interacts with young inventors in a judging circle. He asks questions about the invention and the invention process, leads discussions, provides feedback and selects the top inventions from his circle to be Recognized Inventors.


Have you ever wanted to encourage a young student to consider a career in science, technology or engineering? Would you invest a few hours to support a child's interest in becoming an inventor or an entrepreneur?

Please consider becoming a volunteer judge for the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), a nonprofit program. The CIC is an award winning statewide program for students from grades K-8 which enhances their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through a unique hands-on inventing curriculum. Of the estimated 17,000 students from 250 CT schools who participate annually in the program, approximately 700 of Connecticut's best young inventors will bring their inventions to this year's convention at UConn in Storrs. Volunteers are needed for registration and as floor monitors. Judges are needed to listen and review inventors' presentations and help determine over 250 prizes to be awarded.

Our volunteers and judges include engineers, scientists, educators, attorneys, entrepreneurs, marketing and other professionals. No experience is necessary - -we provide training!


  • Mentoring
  • STEM
  • Problem Solving
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Business Development
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to commit to a four hour time block.

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