Local young inventors win at National Invention Convention

CONCORD -The Academy of Applied Science announced that three young inventors from New Hampshire and Massachusetts won awards at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo in Washington, D.C. They are:

• Andie Nugent, a third-grader from Riddle Brook School in Bedford.

• Anna Blanchette a fourth-grader from Horne Street School in Dover.

• Sidharth Anantha, a freshman from Lexington (Mass.) High School.

From June 1-3, these students were part of a 32-

student contingent from the region who showcased their inventions at NICEE. They competed with hundreds of other K-12 inventors from across the country who displayed prototypes and their original invention ideas.

Andie won the Industry Focus Award: Technology/Wearables Award in grades 3-4 for her disruptive technology invention, The Kazi.

Anna won the Global Change Award for inventing a tool to help remove pollution from oceans.

Anantha placed third in grade 9-12 for inventing glasses that help the blind to navigate without the use of a cane or other devices.

Other local participants and their inventions were:

• Reese Wisherd, Smart Court, Bedford Memorial Elementary School, fourth grade.

• Emily Breault, Easy Reach, World Academy, Nashua, fourth grade.

• Abhinav Avvaru, Reminder Buddy, Infant Jesus School, Nashua, fifth grade.

Online participants and their inventions were:

• Emme Cailler, Rubber Bounsey Car, Clark-Wilkins Elementary School, Amherst, second grade.

• Lilianna Kuzma, Rubber Bounsey Car, Clark-Wilkins Elementary School, Amherst, second grade.

For more information, visit: www.aas-world.org.

– Submitted by Academy of Applied Science