STORRS, Conn. (AP) – More than 600 young inventors from schools across Connecticut are gathering at the University of Connecticut to show off their ingenuity.

The 28th annual Connecticut Invention Convention is hosted by UConn’s School of Engineering.

Kids at over 100 elementary and middle schools began their projects in the fall by identifying a problem they encounter regularly, finding a solution, then working it into a prototype.

Judges from industry, education and government will look at those inventions Saturday and choose the best. Winners receive savings bonds.

Past inventions have included everything from a biodegradable name tag with wildflower seeds built into it, to a system that makes it possible for toddlers to tie shoe laces.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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