Young inventors carry their ideas to national level

NEWTOWN—St. Rose of Lima School Fourth grader Ava Bauco, was recently invited to attend the National Invention Convention at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. Her journey began in the fall, when St. Rose fourth graders started brainstorming solutions to the everyday problems they had identified. They were tasked to create inventions that would solve these problems.

The students came up with three ideas and then selected the one they would take from the idea stage through the engineering process to create their final invention. Ava’s invention, Warm Light Dog Blazer, created to keep your dog warm and visible when outside, won her the opportunity to advance from the St. Rose Invention Convention to the Regionals, and then to the State Convention held at UCONN. Ava was awarded as a recognized inventor at UCONN and then invited to take her invention to the National Level.

Schools across the nation held local events; there were 108,000 students who participated in events across the nation. Ava was one of only 450 of those where were invited to compete at the National level! Ava has filed for a provisional patent for Warm Light dog Blazer, and we look forward to watching her progress with her invention!

This is not the first time a St. Rose student achieved national status. Rising Sixth grader Emily Braun was invited to the National Invention Convention last year in Washington, D.C., and received recognition for her invention, Bandaid Buddy. She has filed a provisional patent.