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WNY Invention Convention

Do you have a child that is considered “the brains of the family”? If so, then you’re going to want to pack up the kids in the family roadster and bring them over to check out the WNY Invention Convention, being held on Sunday, June 4.

Nearly 100 local elementary and middle school students will showcase their innovative problem-solving solutions to everyday challenges.

For an example of what sort of inventions you will come across, check out these young Buffalo inventors who came up with an idea for a heated dresser. They were featured on the Harry Connick, Jr Show…

There are a lot of bright young people about these days, as you will see when you come across them at the convention. As we can see, there are plenty of fun and challenging ways for kids to use their brains, especially when they are introduced to all of the events and activities that are underway in Buffalo, including Engineering for Kids Science Camps. These camps are designed to get brainy guys and gals involved with all sorts of scientific and engineering activities.

If you want to learn more about many of the scientific explorations that children can take locally, visit this Facebook page. There, you will find tons of incredible videos featuring inventors from all over the world, and a number from our little neck of the woods.

WNY Invention Convention

Sunday June 4, 2017

Buffalo Museum of Science | 1020 Humboldt Parkway | Buffalo, NY 14211

June 4, 2017 beginning at 11:30am at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Visit this website for all of the details

Schedule is as follows…

10:00 – 10:30

Register/Set-Up Group B Inventors

Inventors will be told whether they are part of Group A or Group B. They’ll be contacted via the email address provided when their inventions were registered.

10:30 – 11:30

Judging with Inventors

Judging panels assigned to the invention category will interview each inventor. Judges will be listening carefully for clarity of information on each inventor’s solution as well as the process of how they arrived at their solution. They will also judge on the thoroughness and clarity of the physical presentation and prototype.

11:30 – 1:30

Open viewing for Inventors and Families, Explore the Museum and eat at the Food Trucks!

Inventors, Family, Educators, and Guests are invited to view all of the inventions and partake in the many museum activities while the judges’ scores are tallied. And…check out the Food Trucks parked outside of the Museum!


Awards Ceremony in Auditorium

Join meteorologist Andy Parker, from WKBW Channel 7, in the Auditorium for the Awards Ceremony. The awards range from medals and certificates to STEM-related prizes donated by our generous sponsors.



The winners are videotaped, photographed, and interviewed.

Written by Buffalo Rising

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