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.
Parallax, Inc provides the tools necessary for STEM development at any skill level and for middle school and up and is a leader in education technology, with a legacy of robust hardware and world-class support. They have generously supplied robotics kits to three middle school classrooms here in California to be used as part of a pilot program incorporating robotics into Invention Education. We are so grateful to them for their support.
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.
With the financial support of Science Buddies and Motorola Solutions Foundation, we were able to provide Professional Development in Invention Education to several teachers from San Diego County .
As our partner, the Society of Women Engineers is offering our schools and students expert advice and support as mentors.
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 2016-2018 Professional Development Days. Their generosity allowed us to train over 90 teachers in the past 3 years.
The San Diego County Office of Education supported us for our first Professional Development Day in San Diego by providing venue and administrative support. We could not have done it without them!
As an affiliate of the STEMIE Coalition – a program of The Henry Ford – 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 2019 it is being held at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI from May 29 – May 31.