Astounding Inventions is an invention fair highlighting handmade inventions by school children from the Irvine and Tustin School Districts in kindergarten through eighth grade. The competition was established to promote student interest and learning in math and science. Past participants have appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Astronomy Professor Roy McCord helps a student to look through a solar telescope.
President Glenn Roquemore visits with Superintendent of Schools Gwen Gross (Irvine Unified School District)
Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Amante and Carissa Yee (Rosemount Analytical)
Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang
Former Tustin Mayor Lou Bone and his wife, Carol, interview a student
Wendy Gabriella (IVC Academic Senate President) and Donald P. Wagner (Board President, South Orange County Community College District)
Sarah Hood (7th grade) is interviewed by volunteer judge Bill Crosby (Barnes, Crosby, FitzGerald & Zeman)
Grace Verrall (3rd grade) "Potatonator"
Gabi Bir (4th grade) "Crazy Climbers"
Jared Yue (5th grade) "Report-A-Board"
Blake Anderson (6th grade) "Shoe Shelf"
Emily Stammer (4th grade) "Portable Pop Up"
Grace Davert (3rd grade) "Shower Scribe"
Caleb Feliciano (2nd grade) "Bunk Bed Pulley"
Anneliese Ward (4th grade) "Heated Dog Bed"
Caroline Moulios (2nd grade) "Chair Shoe"
Mitchell Rogers (3rd grade) "Cat Groomer 2000"
Katherine Paladichuk (4th grade) "Curling Iron Burn Protector"
Tessa Gin (1st grade) "Hand Washing Timer"
Shashank Sriram (3rd grade) "Solar Dog Feeder"
Gayatri Subramaniam (3rd grade) "Flexible Frame"
Sara Feliciano (5th grade) "Ponytail Helmet"
Volunteer judge Mohnish Pabrai (Pabrai Investment Funds)
Deena Vela (Tustin Unified School District), Al Tello (Irvine Valley College) and Dr. Robert Chow (past chairman of Astounding Inventions)
Special thanks to our corporate sponsors for their generous support.