"There are so many places in the CSIC curriculum where students try to come up with fresh ideas, and places where they try to create things to solve problems, and other places where they research things they are studying. Invention Convention gives students a chance to gather all those skills and see how they all fit together. For many students, it's the first time they have had the opportunity to create something tangible that has real-world relevance. It's incredible just how powerful these experiences are to learners, and how much of an impact it has on them. For that reason, Invention Convention is the highlight of the year to so many students!"