Students in each grade level were awarded a plaque and special prizes from sponsors. Winners from each invention category were also recognized. Anza Elementary School student Liam Matsukama received the Energy Award, presented by TORC Community Relations Manager Barbara Graham, for his proposed solution to help provide showers for the unhoused. “I am very honored to receive the Energy Award from Torrance Refinery,” said Liam. “Receiving this award has given me courage to study science even harder. I would like to learn more about the science that my invention involves, so that it will be easily available for those who need it.
The top 53 South Bay inventors now advance to the state level California Invention Convention in April. We commend all the young inventors who participated in the competition, and congratulate the winners, wishing them the best of luck at the state competition.
Watch this video to learn more or visit the California Invention Convention website here.