Inventive Kids Creating a Bright Future

Our mission is to develop and enhance creative thinking and problem-solving skills in children in grades K-8 through the processes of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship- while encouraging interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
We are proud to provide a forum that encourages creative and critical thinking, trains educators to pass on these skills, and showcases the rich creativity of the youth in our community at our annual event. WNY Invention Convention celebrates young inventors from public, private, and charter schools as well as home schools and Scout troops.

The effort spent on research, brainstorming, and model-making shows in each inventor’s amazing displays. Even more powerful is the sense of pride seen on each face and heard in every conversation.

Remarkable innovation is shown when students pair their creativity skills with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as they develop solutions to challenges that they've encountered in their daily lives.

The judging panels are made up of professionals from all over WNY. Judges represent many industries: Electronics, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Engineering, Law, Safety, Science, and more.

Congratulations to our 2022 Finalists!
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist-5th-8th- Inventors of the Year
Grades 6 & 8
Josiah Sheldon & Alex Martin
Rivendell Study Center
The Fire Stopper
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist-K-4th-Inventor of the Year
Grade 4
Lucy Sciandra
Lindbergh Elementary School
Go Anywhere Window
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- 5th-8th- 2nd Place
Grade 5
Elyse Greiner
Northwood Elementary School
Sleepy Kiwi
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- K-4th- 2nd Place
Grade 4
Sean Bartelo
Bartelo Homeschool
ArchiText Phone Holder
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- 5th-8th- 3rd Place
Grade 5
Harper Werth
West Street Elementary School
Boo Bear
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- K-4th- 3rd Place
Grade
William Tooley
St. John The Baptist School
Solar Frost Melter
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Inventor Showcase 1st Place
Grade 5
Ricky Mooney & Owen Smith
Northwood Elementary School
Hook Trash 22
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Inventor Showcase 2nd Place
Grade 6
Dominic Clark & Javier Ortiz
North Tonawanda Intermediate School
Soda Opener
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Inventor Showcase 3rd Place
Grade 4
Zachary Stewart
West Street Elementary School
Thermo Tank
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Inventor Showcase 4th Place
Grade 5
Chelsea Fitch & Maisie Yunker
St. Joseph Regional School
Cool Dog Coat
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Technology Category
Grade 5
Zahro Abdo & Emily Ledebur
West Buffalo Charter School
The Muffler
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Sports Category
Grade 5
Madelyn Casey & Harper Ferris
St. Joseph Regional School
Softball Mat Bag
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Safety Category
Grade 5
Rawkwon Vance
West Buffalo Charter School
The Burglary Stopper
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Makes Life Easier Category
Grade 4
William Vandyne
Edison Elementary School
Dinner Randomizer
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Pet Care Category
Grade 5
Margaret Scime
Northwood Elementary School
Kitty Cat Cuddler
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Pet Care Category
Grade 5
Eric Thompson
Northwood Elementary School
Snow Floaters
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Helping Others Category
Grade 4
David Saper
Ben Franklin Elementary
Pencil Glove
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Helping Others Category
Grade 4
Maia Leiser & Rylie Pendergast
North Tonawanda Intermediate School
Reel and Coat
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Home Improvement Category
Grade 4
Auggie Kaufmann
Hoover Elementary School
Magic Pipe Cleaner
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Health & Wellness Category
Grades 2 & 3
Amelia & Addison DiCanio
West Street Elementary School
The SUD
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Health & Wellness Category
Grade 5
Caden Setzer
Northwood Elementary School
The Clean Carrier
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Food Category
Grade 4
Avery Watson
Hoover Elementary School
Lickety-Split Ice Cream Spinner
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Environment Category
Grade 4
Jack O'Donnell
Lindbergh Elementary School
Compost Collection Truck
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Environment Category
Grade 4
Alan McMann
Edison Elementary School
Trashy Go Bye-Bye Boat
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
App Category
Grade 6
Brian Bartelo
Bartelo Homeschool
Each Day Community Clean-Up App
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Director's Choice 5th-8th
Grade 7
Laiba Ali
MDQ Academy
Young Writer's App
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Director's Choice K-4th
Grade 4
Mason Williams
Lindbergh Elementary School
Waterfall Faucet
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2022 Invention Process Schedule

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
ONGOING
Invention Process

Inventors research, create, test, an improve their Inventions then create a 3-6 minute video.

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
3/1/22
Registration Opens

Register at wnyinventionconvention.org/create-account/ (or go directly to https://wnyic.zfairs.com/)

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
4/30/22
Registration Closes/On-line Judging Begins

All materials must be uploaded by this time. Make sure to test your video link before uploading!

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
week of 5/8/22
Winners Invited to Nationals

The top winners will be invited to participate and register for the National Invention Convention held at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
5/15/22
WNYIC Inventor Showcase

The Showcase will be held at the Buffalo Museum of Science where special Judges will judge the live presentations of the attending inventors

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
6/01-6/03/22
National Invention Convention at The Henry Ford