On Wednesday, April 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., Goodwin College’s Business & Manufacturing Center will be the site for the local CT Invention Convention (CIC). This 32-year-old program was designed to develop, encourage, and enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The local convention is the first opportunity for the CIC’s independent study students, ages 6 to 15, to present their inventions and receive important feedback and encouragement. Members of Goodwin's Manufacturing teaching staff will review the efforts of the young inventors and select those who will move on to the final state convention in May. The public is invited to view the inventions and speak with the inventors before and after judging time. Goodwin College’s Business & Manufacturing Center is located at One Pent Road in East Hartford. To learn more about the CT Invention Convention, visit