Student Outreach

Student Outreach

Connecticut Invention Convention

UCONN, Storrs, May 2, 2015

The following inventors are recipients of the ASM International – Southern CT Chapter:

Olivia Lira

Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy, grade 5

Project name: "W.O.W.--Walk On Water"

Miles Martiska

Newtown Middle School, grade  8

Project name: "Universal Soccer Shoe"

Kevin Rodriguez

Glastonbury--‐East Hartford Elementary Magnet School, grade 4

Project name: "Flash Heater"

New Haven Science Fair 2015

New Haven Science Fair – May 11-13, 2015

Yale University Commons

Three awards were given to the following students:

Lukas Bosch, grade 6.

Nathan Hale School

Project name: "Down to the Wire"

Pablo Quezada and Cristian Lozano, grade 8.


Project name:" Heavy Metal"

Prastik Mohanraj, grade 8.


Project name: "Efficiency of Piezoelectric Materials for Electric Production"


Connecticut Invention Convention 2016

UCONN, Storrs, April 30, 2016

ASM CIC 2016 winning inventors:


School (Grade)


Ethan Diani

Hampton Elementary School (4)

Buoy Buddy

Paulo Lopes-Rivera

Middlebrook Elementary School (5)

Lace Arrestor

Daniel Messner

John F. Kennedy Middle School (6)

Heat Wave Ice Scraper


Ethan Diani -- Buoy Buddy  This invention is for swimmers with cochlear implants. A buoyant piece of foam is stitched inside of a stretchy, easy to dry piece of the headband's fabric.

Paulo Lopes-Rivera --Lace Arrestor This invention keeps shoe laces tied all the time and prevents them from getting untied during activities.

Daniel Messner --Heatwave Ice Scraper This is an ice scraper with a removable cover that is filled with sand which can be heated in the microwave.

Note: Ethan's and Daniel's inventions were selected to compete in the first National Invention And Entrepreneurship Exposition (NICEE) in Washington DC.


New Haven Science Fair 2016

May 16-18, 2016, Yale University Commons

Three awards were given to the following students:

Student: Class Project, Grade 4

School: Mauro-Sheridan

Teacher: Andrea Devaney

Project Title: Magnet Madness

Student: Eloise Benoit, Grade 7

School: W. Hooker

Teacher: Douglas Jones

Project Title: Are You More Flexible When Temperatures Change

Student: Sophie Edelstein

School: Wilbur Cross

Teacher: Caroline Dahm

Project Title: Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), 3D Printed, Bipartite Surgical Implant: An Alternative and Supportive Cure for Internal Coxa Saltans in Female Adolescents