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Carol Scully (left) and Susan Mostowy (right)

October 1, 2019 – Hartford, CT -- Carol Scully has been named the new Executive Director of the Connecticut Invention Convention. Scully will begin October 1. She brings extensive experience in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education field, most recently as the Regional Director of FIRST Robotics in Connecticut.

“I’ve spent the last eight years of my career celebrating innovation among youth and working alongside educators, individual supporters and the corporate community to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers,” Scully said. “I look forward to advancing Connecticut Invention Convention’s mission.”

Scully takes Executive Director Susan Mostowy’s place, who is retiring effective October 1, but will stay on in an advisory capacity. She spent 5 years with the Connecticut Invention Convention, serving in a range of roles, including as Executive Director, Associate Director, Operations Director and previously as a volunteer. She will continue in her role on the Affiliate Advisory Committee Invention Convention Worldwide at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn Michigan.

“We are indebted to Susan for her tireless efforts on behalf of the students, parents, teachers, and funders,” said Board President Eric Baron. “We look forward to a smooth transition from Susan to Carol, to the next generation for our organization, and to continuing to serve tens of thousands of students across the state."

Founded in 1983, the Connecticut Invention Convention is the nation’s oldest and largest continuously operating invention education program for K-12 student inventors and entrepreneurs.  Since its inception, an estimated 300,000 K-12 children, have experienced CIC invention programs. Annually the CIC serves more than 17,000 students in grades K-12 across Connecticut from nearly 300 participating Connecticut schools.  

"All students, especially girls, minorities, and low-income, who are given equal opportunity and early access to invention education, can develop a mindset of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, enhance their analytical and critical thinking skills, and evolve their innate creative problem-solving abilities," Mostowy said. "We can't predict the kinds of problems our young inventors will face nor the kinds of technological tools that will exist, but fostering a spirit of ingenuity through invention education along with opportunities to develop problem-solving skill, will prepare them for our future workforce." 

"Connecticut is full of talented and bright young learners, and this celebration of invention gives students the opportunity to share what they have created," Baron added. "This competition gets students involved in authentic, project-based learning while demonstrating creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking — all important 21st Century Skills.”

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