Canterbury Inventors Excel at Regional Inventors Fair

Eight Canterbury students, ranging from Lower to Upper School, finished top three in the Thomas A. Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors Fair, with six receiving invitations to the Henry Ford ICW National Competition in June!
Canterbury had a sweep in the first-grade division with Emmie, Lydia, and Reed finishing 1, 2, 3. 
Congratulations to all participants on creating amazing projects.

Upper School

  • Elle F. '22 won first place for her 'Packing for Edible Water Bottles', along with a $1,000 college scholarship. Elle also received an invitation to the Henry Ford ICW National Competition.
  • Mehereen C. '25 received an invitation to the national competition, as well as a 2023 Image Solutions Conference Scholarship, for her project 'A Novel Approach to  the Early Detection of Neurological Conditions Using Eye Movement Data'.
Middle School
  • Austan C. '28 placed second in the sixth-grade division for his invention 'Songitize' and received an invitation to the Henry Ford ICW National Competition.  Austan invented a new way to sanitize your hands. Public sanitizing stations are messy (the ones at Disney and Publix specifically showed puddles, rust, and they smelled), he wanted to create a new way. After researching different UV light, Far-UVC does not affect your skin or eyes but was found during the pandemic to disinfect masks and protective gear in hospitals. His invention is a box that can be mounted onto the wall that has Far-UVC inside. Research shows that we do not sanitize or wash our hands for a long enough period of time. So, as soon as your hands enter the box, music will play for 20 seconds. Once the music stops, you remove your hands and they are sanitized without the smelly, sticky residue.
Lower School 
  • Emmie E. '33 won first place in the first-grade division for her invention 'A solution for preventing stasis in house rabbits' and received an invitation to the Henry Ford ICW National Competition. Emmie’s mother helps with the rabbit rescue, and Emmie is very concerned about the health of the rabbits. The house rabbit digestive system is very sensitive. If they don’t eat the right food and properly hydrate, they can get “stasis” which is life-threatening.  Good hydration is key to preventing stasis. Emmie invented nutritious ice cubes for the rabbits to munch on and keep them healthy.
  • Lydia T. '33 finished second in the first-grade division for her invention 'Hugamal: Hugs from a Distance' and received an invitation to the Henry Ford ICW National Competition. Everyone needs a hug from their mom or dad but sometimes mom or dad may be away for work. Lydia designed a stuffed animal that gives hugs and love. Hugamal is a new huggish stuffed animal. It has magnets on its hands so if it comes close it will hug you. The fur is soft so it won’t hurt you. The Hugamal is linked to your mom or dad’s iPhone, so when they are away you can still feel their hugs.
  • Reed B. '33 finished the the first-grade sweep, placing third for his invention 'The Baby Alarm'. Reed is solving the problem of his little sister’s behavior at the dinner table. She has trouble eating because she wants to play. She gets up from the table a lot. Reed has a solution to fix this problem with his baby bell alarm invention!
  • Ashwin V. '32 finished third in the second-grade division for his invention 'The No Worry Bike Basket'. Parents are you worried anytime your kid goes for a bike ride? Kids are you worried about getting home from a bike ride safely? Well, your worries can vanish away with the No Worry Bike Basket! This bike basket can easily attach to any bike, has a built-in LED light, reflectors, and even a mini camera! 
  • Caroline T. '30 finished second in the fourth-grade division for her invention 'The Coral Protector' and received an invitation to the Henry Ford ICW National Competition. Caroline is helping to save our beautiful coral reefs with her invention! The Coral Protector is a type of medicine that stops Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) from attacking. It is easier and quicker than any other treatment that has been made. SCTLD is an ongoing problem in coral reefs that started in the Florida Keys and eventually spread all throughout the Caribbean and parts of Mexico.