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."
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Murphy (Irvine) "The Bag Beeper"
Grant Roess (Tustin) "Scooter Pad"
David and Andy Luoma (Irvine) "Easy Put On Pouch"
Anna Shipcott (Tustin) "BeeSting Relief Kit: Pocket Size"
Alisha Ambe (Tustin) "Voice Operated Remote Control"
Malia Gibson ( Irvine) "Senior Citizen Video Chat Phone"
Telescopes were available to view sun spots.
"Bomb Squad Robot "
The O.C. Sheriff's Department displays its really cool technology
"Cal State Long Beach Mobile Science Museum "
Kids learn about science using a hands-on approach
Professors Dale Carranza and Kiana Tabibzadeh demonstrate a "Mad Chemistry" experiment
Waiting for the awards ceremony to begin
Irvine Mayor Sukee Kang with two participants
Hands-on science activities were held throughout the day.
Wow! A real human brain.
Greenberg Traurig administrative managing shareholder Jeff Joy, South Orange County Community College District Board President Donald Wagner and Astounding Inventions Chairman Dr. Richard Nelson.
IVC President Glenn Roquemore, Tustin Unified School Board Members, Francine Scinto and Lynn Davis and Irvine Mayor Sukee Kang.
Special thanks to our corporate sponsors for their generous support.