Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announces Springdale Fifth Grader Isabella Wasserman was recently selected as a winner in the Connecticut Invention Convention, qualifying to compete in the 2017 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). NICEE is an invitation-only event, which was held last week at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. Wasserman was among the 304 student competitors who qualified for the event by winning their state competitions.
Earlier this year, Wasserman along with Springdale Fifth Grader Yasmin Khammouch qualified for the State finals, which were held at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in Storrs. The state Invention Convention is the culmination of a year-long learning program designed to develop, encourage, and enhance students' critical thinking skills through invention. Wasserman, whose invention, “Treet Picks,” edible sticks for appetizers, and Khammouch’s invention, “The Super Dry 2000,” an umbrella with a bag in which to store your umbrella when wet, competed against 660 students from across the state at UCONN.