12:36pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Nearly 500 Students Enter Their Projects

Students Converge on MTSU for Invention Convention

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 500 grade school students where on the MTSU Campus Thursday for the 20th annual Invention Convention.

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from all across Middle Tennessee participated. The young scientists were asked to invent something in one of two categories: "games" and "make our lives easier."

Justin Saunders of Hendersonville entered a project in the "make our lives easier" category. His invention is an insulated bowl that keeps hot food hot and cold food cold. Justin said it was a particular cold food that inspired his creation.

"I was at a barber shop and I'd just gotten a sundae from Sweet CeCe's and when I got my hair done I came back and my ice cream was all melted. I had to throw it away. I don't like melted icecream."

Justin said he's always been into technology and hopes that his ideas will make the world a better place. He had some stiff competition. There were nearly 300 inventions entered in the contest.