Make a difference in a student’s life, become a Connecticut Invention Convention judge! For many students, this will be the first time they present an idea that they have identified as a problem to solve, iterated the problem through the engineering process, and developed a prototype. These students need your feedback!
Corporate judges often serve as STEM role models for students and help to connect them to careers. In 2021, we had nearly 1,200 volunteer judges from all walks of life.
If you or your company would like to help in any way, please contact us for more information – we’d be honored to have you on our team.
Connecticut Invention Convention judge training supports it’s judges as they learn best practices for evaluating, encouraging and mentoring our students.
All judges are trained prior to their judging time at events. Virtual judge training is also provided.
Most inventions follow the same formula for success by being original, effective, practical, and needed. All steps are carefully recorded in a log or journal (Young children may use pictures or dictate and information to someone).
Using the judging rubric to record scores and comments about each inventor as they present their invention idea. For each invention category, consider these questions:
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