The 2013 Invention Convention at MTSU marks the event’s 21st year and will feature more than 220 one-of-a-kind inventions from 431 young geniuses from across the Midstate.
The young inventors are public- and private-school students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades in Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner and Wilson counties.
Each year, the youngsters create an invention from one of two categories: "Games" and "Make Our Lives Easier." Winners in each category are selected, and participants also create presentations as well as working models of their inventions to display to visitors.
A featured invention also is selected for display each year; the 2013 convention choice is chocolate.
Murfreesboro businessman and author Greg Tucker, who also is the new Rutherford County historian, is this year’s guest speaker for the event.
MTSU’s Invention Convention, the brainchild of elementary education professor Dr. Tracey Huddleston, is sponsored by State Farm insurance.
Gina E. Fann,
News Content Manager
Middle Tennessee State University