Astounding Inventions highlights handmade inventions by kindergarten through eighth grade students from the Irvine and Tustin Unified School Districts. The competition promotes student interest and learning in math and science. Past participants have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and other local programs.
Frances Kroll (Irvine) "Wonderbrella"
Jared Disbrow (Tustin) "Glow in the Dark Stop Sign"
Ty Tassinari (Irvine) "The Zoo Keeper Toothbrush"
Da'Naya Johnson (Tustin) "Changeable Holiday Picture Frame"
Maggie Piper (Tustin) "Time to Soap Up"
Michelle Kroll (Irvine) "Spoon Dock"
Bree Tassinari (Irvine) "Plate and Silverware Organizer""Plate and Silverware Organizer"
Deja Allen (Irvine) "Fast Finder""Fast Finder"
Mackenzie Ortiz (Tustin) "The Human Lightning Catcher""The Human Lightning Catcher"
Kate Koeckritz (Irvine) "No Doze Eyewear""No Doze Eyewear"
Enjoying lots of "hand-on" activities
Applied Science and Engineering Club members help participants launch water rockets.
Young scientists make water rockets with the help of IVCâ€™s Applied Science and Engineering Club.
Tyler Roquemore waits to help demonstrate a "Mad Chemistry" experiment.
Telescopes were available to view sun spots
Young inventors gather for the awards ceremony
Neal and Jacquie Warren served as volunteer judges.
Robert W. King, CPA served as a volunteer judge.
Irvine Valley College Foundation Board Members Bill Crosby and Julie Davis.
Brandman University Chancellor Gary Brahm, Irvine Chamber CEO Tallia Hart and Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante.
Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang presents ribbon to a student as SOCCCD Board Member Dr. Frank M. Meldau and Irvine Councilman Dr. Steven Choi look on.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals President Dr. Rajesh Shrotriya, Tustin Unified School District Board President Lynn Davis, South Orange County Community College Board President Nancy Padberg, SOCCCD Board Member T.J. Prendergast, Cheryl Honig (representing Irvine Councilman Larry Agran), SOCCCD Board Member Dr. Frank M. Meldau, Irvine Councilman Dr. Steven Choi and Irvine Valley College President Dr. Glenn Roquemore.