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Gates Invention & Innovation Program
Competition Day

Ken Parks

Ken Parks is an engineering and technical consultant for Arcadia Group International. He previously served as senior vice president of engineering/ research and development for the Gates Corporation.
Mr. Parks holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree from the University of South Florida. This is his third year as a Gates judge.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.