Our Deepest Thanks to Our Sponsors and Partners
We are so proud of our relationship with our Premier Sponsor of the 2018 California Invention Convention. Maxim Integrated is engineering problems and empowering design innovation, enabling their customers to create products that shape our world. Their innovative and high-performance analog and mixed-signal products and technologies make systems smaller and smarter, with enhanced security and increased energy efficiency. Since their founding in 1983, they have built a rich history and culture of innovation that rewards bold thinking, teamwork, personal growth, and community involvement.
The “original” Invention Convention, the Connecticut Invention Convention has graciously shared their NGSS/Common Core aligned Curricular Resources with us. Without these resources, we would not have been able to move into our program as quickly and as successfully.
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has provided the venue, materials, and administrative support for our 2016 and 2017 Professional Development Days. Their generosity allowed us to train the group of 40 teachers and mentors who were the core of our Pilot Program as well as an additional 40 teachers in 2017.
As an affiliate of the STEMIE Coalition, the California Invention Convention benefits from their expertise and advice, as well as ongoing support to help make our vision of children throughout California becoming young inventors a reality. As well, every year, the STEMIE Coalition puts on the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). In 2018 it is being held at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI from May 31-June 2.
We have recently partnered with Science Buddies, which empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. We are working together to provide invention education as part of the school curriculum in California.