Lonza Bend announces 91 student winners of annual ‘Inventerprise’ contest, focused on fungi
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Lonza Bend hosted their annual Inventerprise contest from October through early January, where Central Oregon students were challenged to invent solutions to pressing problems. This year’s prompt was ‘There’s a fungus among us! Nature has inspired many modern-day inventions. What will you invent that draw inspiration from fungi?’
A total of 884 students participated in this year’s contest, with entries ranging from kindergarten through high school.
A total of 91 students were selected as winners and are invited to the Inventerprise final event on Feb. 19 at The Riverhouse, where they will have a chance to showcase their projects in person, participate in various hands-on science demos, indulge in liquid nitrogen ice-cream, and have a chance to win awesome door prizes.
Highlights of the winning projects from each grade are included in the following PDF, followed by a full list of winners - congratulations to all!
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
Grand Prize Winners
Edna Velazquez Acuna
Grand Prize Winner