On Saturday, April 28, 2018 Chris Dimou, Roto Frank of America’s President & CEO, and Adam Bristol, Roto Frank of America’s Manufacturing Engineer, attended and judged the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) Finals at UCONN’s Storrs campus. Dimou is also a Board Member on the CIC.
The day consisted of previous CIC contestants, who have gone onto successful careers, sharing inspiring stories with the current student inventors. Approximately 850 inventions were on display by students who were selected by CIC Judges from the Regionals in March to attend the CIC Finals this past weekend. Winners from the Finals go on to participate in the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE.) Finalists are eligible for awards, grants, and sponsorships from corporations, foundations, individuals, and academic institutions.
The CIC is an internationally recognized, award winning, 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational program that helps develop and enhance critical thinking and problem solving in kids through invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The convention gives students an introduction to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM.) Annually over 275 CT schools and 17.000 students grades K-12 participate local CIC programs.
About Roto North America
Roto North America is comprised of Roto Frank of America, Inc. in Chester, Connecticut and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Both locations manufacture window and door hardware, which offers solutions for North American and European applications. RFA and RFC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Roto Frank AG, a global leader in window and door hardware, with 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries worldwide.
For more information please visit www.rotonorthamerica.com