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Gates Invention & Innovation Program
Competition Day

Steven Chalmers

Steven Chalmers is a dedicated and prolific tinkerer, and the inventor of a unique cat drinking fountain called the AquaPurr.
patent pending, that is currently selling on Amazon and elsewhere. Steven also has a patent for a sprinkler pipe tool as well as two other inventions with patents pending. Steven earned his BS in Computer Science at the University of Southern Colorado. When he is not inventing, he is a user experience designer where he designs software for ease of use. This is his second 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 1927, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.