Gates Invention & Innovation
The Charles C. Gates Invention & Innovation Competition is an academic and afternoon program offering at Cardigan made possible by the Gates Frontiers Fund.
Gates at Cardigan is designed to encourage creative thinking, risk-taking, and entrepreneurial spirit, and to develop an appreciation for hard work and accomplishment to students in grades six through nine. The Charles C. Gates Invention & Innovation Competition offers students the opportunity to participate in a creative process, to identify needs or new business opportunities, and to develop practical solutions.
Watch: The Virtue in Being a Creator
Beginning each fall and concluding with Competition Presentations in the spring, each student or student team designs and builds an invention that must perform a practical function, make life easier or safer, entertain, or solve an everyday problem.
Cardigan's sixth and seventh graders present their projects to the community at the 11th Annual Gates Invention & Innovation Competition Exposition held in 2018.
2018 Gates Competition Winners
|Best Salesman||Deegan Blasko '20||The E-Z Case|
|Best Presentation||Gabe Brondel '20||Solar Wind|
|First Place and Patent Nod||Finn Kopp '20||Lax String Pro-Tec|
|Second Place||Kenny Chen '20 & Darren Chung '20||Bombarded Bird|
|Third Place||Ben Ely '21||Lunch Box Timer|