The 2012 Astounding Inventions fair is in the books, and the results have been posted


The winners have been announced from this year’s Astounding Inventions contest, which was held Saturday at Irvine Valley College. To access the complete results in a PDF document, click here.

Presented by Greenberg Traurig and the Irvine Valley College Foundation, the Astounding Inventions fair annually showcases hundreds of clever innovations, all handmade by Irvine and Tustin students in kindergarten through the eighth grade.

This year, more than 400 kids participated with entries that included “The Massaging Alarm,” “U-Turn Signal” and “Rattlesnake Boot Detector 2000.” (We had planned on personally attending, but we overslept, got stuck behind a minivan doing a one-eighty and then briefly lost consciousness when we discovered a snake in our high-tops.)

To read about the event in the Orange County Register, click here. For more information about IUSD’s science programs, click here.