STATES INVENTING NOW

 

OHIO 

 

Ohio is creating thousands of young inventors through its Invention Convention program, which includes a five-month curriculum, teacher training, and an annual convention, at which prizes are awarded to elementary and middle school students.  

 

To say Ohio's program is robust is an understatement.  Over 100 school districts will be participating in the program during the 2014-2015.  In 2014, a total of $35,000 in continuing education scholarships was awarded to winners of the Invention Convention annual competitions throughout the state.

 

The program is free to school districts and students in the state of Ohio.  It is organized by a nonprofit (501c3) corporation.

 

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      CONNECTICUT

 

Connecticut, like Ohio, is creating thousands of young inventors through its own (but unrelated) Invention Convention program.  The program includes a 6-12 week K-8 curriculum, teacher training, and an annual convention, at which prizes are awarded.

 

Each year, the program serves approximately 10,000 students in grades K - 8 across Connecticut from over 130 participating schools.  The best 700 student inventors advance to the state convention.

 

Like the Ohio program, it is run by a nonprofit (501c3) corporation.  The costs to participate are minimal.

 

The program's goal "is to have every child, in every school district, become an inventor at least once, better twice."

 

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YOUR STATE

The time is now for other states to follow Ohio's and Connecticut's lead.  If your state is teaching students to invent, please contact us so we can add your state's name to our roster of "States Inventing Now."  

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