Hi, I am Mya Walker, I am 13 years old and I am the inventor of the Push Up 4000. I am a 8th grader at East Hartford Middle School and I am excited to be presenting my latest invention update. I am a wrestler and play softball as well as big sister and a 4.0 GPA student. What motivated me to create the Push Up 4000 was my dad and my classmates. I had noticed that during the physical fitness test, most of my classmates were not completing proper push ups and having experience in this- since my dad's favorite discipline is pushups, I created a way to assist people with correcting their form and preventing injury. I have had the wonderful opportunity to go to Michigan for the NICEE finals and is looking forward for the opportunity to compete again.
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The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), a 36-year-old, 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the nation’s largest continuously operating program for K-12 student inventors and entrepreneurs.
100% of the proceeds raised by Push For Entrepreneurship are donated to CIC.
CIC’s mission is to teach students creative problem-solving techniques through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurship, by teachers trained in CIC’s programs. CIC programs have been endorsed by CT’s educational leaders as promoting creativity and critical thinking, and have received prestigious recognition, including trips to the White House Science Fairs.
In Connecticut, more than 17,000 K-12 students in nearly 300 schools annually have CIC classroom-based programs.
Students compete in their schools and winners present their inventions at local and district events and at the state wide convention in May.
Selected state winners advance to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan, in June.
CIC inventors comprises 50% girls and 26% minority students, with program growth focused in under-served school districts.
CIC inventors pursue entrepreneurship through patenting, investment, and commercialization.
Your donation will be used to provide hundreds of Bridgeport, Norwalk, and New Haven K-12 students the opportunity to participate in a program that will change their lives and our futures.
2019 Event Numbers
- 60 Pushers
- 1,100 PUSHUPS
- 113 DONORS
- $ 12,117.00 Funded