invention convention

Middle Division Students are Victorious at the Florida Invention Convention

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

On Saturday, May 5 we had five 5th Graders, nine 6th Graders, and one 8th Grader participate in the Florida Invention Convention in St. Petersburg. These 15 students elected to continue their work from our school Invention Convention and were able to participate in this statewide contest. For the past month, they worked to prepare their […]


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Academy at the Lakes 2017 Science Fair and Invention Convention Results

Posted on: December 6th, 2017

Months of hard work by 8th – 10th Grade students and faculty culminated on Tuesday, Dec. 5 with the Academy Science Fair that took place in the Gym. 4th Graders traveled to McCormick campus to view the projects and speak to the Middle and Upper Division students. Judges rotated the room and interviewed students before […]


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5th Graders Meet Inventor in Preparation for Invention Convention

Posted on: December 4th, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 30, the 5th Grade students in Mrs. Elizabeth Magnusson’s class had the opportunity to meet Dr. Stephen Poff and his wife Mrs. Bobbie Poff to hear about their invention the VioStrap. The VioStrap is a “physician invented and U.S. Patented Instrument Strap was designed to be used with any shoulder rest. The […]


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Academy Student Invited to National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo

Posted on: April 18th, 2016

Denzyl Downing ’20 has been invited to participate in the National Invention Convention Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) at the US Patent & Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. Denzyl, along with two other USF Young Innovators Competition Top 3 finalists, will showcase their inventions at the event. The 2016 NICEE will be held May 19-21. This event […]


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Academy Places 5 Students in Top 10 of USF Young Innovator Finals

Posted on: February 4th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes’ students have experienced extraordinary success in the USF Young Innovator Competition. Results have included two overall grand prize champions (2013 and 2014), a 3rd place overall winner (2015), and a Trademark Award Winner (2014). This year was no different. Academy students make up 5 of the Top 10 finalists selected from […]


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Invention Convention: Inspiring Young Dreamers and Doers

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth Magnusson, 5th and 6th Grade Science Instructor, is passionate about bringing the inner innovators — the dreamers and doers — out in her students. In a world where creativity and innovation are rapidly becoming more sought-after than formal education, that is a gift that will only grow in value as the students progress […]


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Academy Student Wins USF Young Innovators Contest!

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

We are proud to announce that Melissa Feingold ’18 is the USF Young Innovators Contest Grand Prize Winner. Hannah Fowler ’21 also competed and she won the Outback Steakhouse Trademark Award. Read More…


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Academy Boasts 7 Semi-Finalists and 2 Finalists for USF Young Innovators Competition

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

Winners from our December Invention Convention submitted contest applications last week for the USF Young Innovators Contest. On January 29, the USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors selected the top 10 inventors to compete at a live event on February 11, 2014. There are cash prizes at stake for the students and their […]


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From Invention Convention to USF Young Innovators

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

Earlier this week, Middle and Upper Division science students used creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills to create and deliver a persuasive marketing presentation for their own unique inventions. Students gathered in the Academy Gym with their project boards, prototypes and presentations as judges met with each student. Selected finalists presented their products to a […]


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