The Invention Convention Independent Inventor Program has concluded the 2023 virtual competition! With 82 projects submitted by a total of 144 participating students, our judges report feeling encouraged to their very core in witnessing so many amazing young inventors actively creating solutions to problems that matter to them. At least 3 judges viewed and evaluated each entry. Entrants will receive their feedback by the end of the month. We encourage all IIP young inventors to read through the judges’ feedback carefully and use it to make their inventions even better! Keep iterating! Keep inventing!
The Independent Inventor Program is a pathway for those inventors who do not otherwise have access through a state or regional affiliate program in which to compete. This year, nearly 700 students participated in the program at the classroom level from: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia. Representatives from the Independent Inventor competition will have the chance to compete with winners from other ICW programs around the country at The Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals 2023. This in-person competition will be hosted at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan from June 7-9, 2023.
The results are in, and the following inventions are the IIP 2023 Finalists:
(presented in alphabetical order by project)
- Dawsonite Diver: Electrolytic Extraction of Dawsonite from Ocean Water
- Rylee Blair, Disha Mudenur, and Dylan Striek, 11th, 11th, & 10th Grades
- Flip It
- Raegan Panicker, 5th Grade
- Prediction of Heart Disease Using a Trained Multilayer Perceptron
- Aditya Naravane, 8th Grade
- RoS (Rain or Shine)
- Srivibhu Piratla, 7th Grade
- Safety Town
- Step-by-Step Hand Holder
- Rebekah Huang, Mary Liu, Katherine Cho, and Ruth Gao, 3rd Grade
- Tip Trainer
CONGRATULATIONS to the finalists and best of luck! Invent it Forward.