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. The Charles C. Gates Invention & Innovation Competition, held annually during Spring Family Weekend, offers students the opportunity to participate in a creative process, identify needs or new business opportunities, and develop practical solutions.
Gates at Cardigan is just a natural fit. Boys are tinkerers, boys like to take things apart. Boys are so inquisitive, especially at this age. Our program provides the ability to take things apart, put things together, to learn from that process, to be inventive.
Former Gates Coach Dave Auerbach
Cardigan's sixth and seventh graders present their projects to the community at the 12th Annual Gates Invention & Innovation Competition Exposition held in 2019.