Dr. Cato Laurencin Delivers Powerful Opening Remarks at the Connecticut Invention Convention

Dr. Cato Laurencin, a world-renowned Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut delivered the opening remarks at the 36th Connecticut Invention Convention to more than 1,200 enthusiastic K-12 students from over 300 local schools.

During his inspirational and perfectly tailored speech, he challenged each of the young inventors to “Remember to cherish every day, take on challenges as opportunities and build on what I call your spiritual armor” and “Look to those who have gone before you for inspiration and guidance.”

The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) is a multiple award-winning, internationally recognized, non-profit educational program designed to develop and enhance critical thinking skills in children through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, while encouraging their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).