Irvine Valley College - Hart Gymnasium
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92610
On January 28, 2017 Knobbe Martens will sponsor the 30th annual "Astounding Inventions" competition at Irvine Valley College. Over 450 Tustin and Irvine Unified School District students ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade will enter their ingenious inventions and compete for cash prizes and a pro bono provisional patent application.
During the fall of 2016, nearly 4,000 students representing 40 schools in the Irvine and Tustin Unified School Districts submitted their inventions for judging at their schools. From this, approximately 450 finalists are chosen to compete in the 2017 Astounding Inventions Competition. Past inventions have run from the whimsical to the remarkable and have included dozens of clever pet grooming devices, remote control gizmos, and relief from everyday challenges of children and their parents. The event was conceived by Irvine Valley College in 1987 to promote creativity and interest in STEM education in our community. Award winners may go on to compete at different levels of state and national math and science invention competitions.