Astounding Inventions



Astounding Inventions® is an invention fair highlighting handmade inventions by students from the Irvine and Tustin School Districts in kindergarten through eighth grade. This event is hosted by Irvine Valley College Foundation and was established to promote student interest and learning in Math and Science.


Each year more than 450 students present inventions they conceived and crafted on their own. The students compete for $10,000 in cash prizes, certificates of achievement and ribbons from the Irvine Valley College Foundation. Two inventions will be selected for a pro bono prior patent search and help with a provisional patent application.


If your child is interested in participating this exciting event, please submit parent authorization form by November 5th. Event details are also posted on IUSD website. For more information, and access to all the files needed such as the information packet, inventor’s booklet, inspirations can be found here. Please email us if you have any questions.


Deadline for parent interest form--Monday, November 5, 2018
Inventions submissions--Monday, December 10, 2018
Interview / Judging for K-5--Thursday, December 13, 2018
Interview / Judging for 6-8--Friday, December 14, 2018
Winners announced--Thursday, December 20, 2018
Winners set up at IVC--Friday, January 25, 2019 3-6 PM (at IVC Gym)
Winners judged at IVC Gym--Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 am to 11 am
Awards ceremony at IVC Gym--Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12 pm to 2 pm






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