Connecticut Invention Convention


An award-winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization started in 1983 as part of the Connecticut Educators Network for the Talented and Gifted.

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If you or someone you know is a K-8 student inventor.


The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) is an award-winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational program designed to develop and enhance critical thinking skills in children in grades K-8 through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, while encouraging their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Our mission is to provide the children of Connecticut with opportunities to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills through invention and innovation, instilling the creative spirit in students today and for the rest of their lives. Our goal is to have every child, in every school district, become an inventor at least once, better twice.

CIC continues to develop plans and methods to reach every K-8 student with the spirit of invention here in the State of Connecticut and, we propose, beyond our borders. With the help of the University of Connecticut and our corporate sponsors, we are implementing new teaching products, new curriculum, new regional opportunities, new software and new flexible programming to suit every teaching environment. We believe that this exciting and fulfilling invention experience is the core of our nation's future, and we hope to promote its vision everywhere.

Contact Info

Contact: Susan Mostowy

Street: P.O. Box 230311

City: Hartford

State: CT

Zip: 06123

Phone: 860-428-3120


Website: Connecticut Invention Convention


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