Chris Dimou.

Roto North America president and CEO Chris Dimou has been elected to the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) board of directors.

CIC is an award-winning, internationally recognized educational organization that is designed to develop, encourage and enhance creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. Its annual convention gives students and parents an introduction to careers in engineering with exhibits staffed by University of Connecticut students and professors which showcase engineering subjects, including civil, mechanical and chemical engineering – helping students discover engineering and science as real possible careers, definitely within reach.

“It is an honor to serve on a Board that is helping to develop the upcoming generation by providing opportunities to explore their interests and talents,” said Dimou. “CIC is likely to have a direct impact on the gap in skilled labor being experienced in industries that rely on engineering and related technologies, and I am pleased to be a part this kind of initiative.”

An estimated 300,000  children have experienced CIC invention programs. Annually the CIC serves more than 17,000 students in grades K-8 across Connecticut from more than 250 participating Connecticut schools. Up to 700 of those student inventors are selected to join the annual state convention, held at the University of Connecticut.

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