It is our great pleasure to announce that the California Invention Convention has begun a collaborative journey with Lemelson MIT out of Cambridge Massachusetts. As we begin work on this collaborative effort, we will be expanding curricular offerings and grant opportunities for teachers and students throughout California.
The first grant program offered to invention education teachers is the Excite Awards. Educators can apply for an Excite Award to receive a free three-day professional development opportunity with the Lemelson-MIT Program. Educators will experience invention education, hear from expert educators about facilitating invention education, and network with a cohort of the country’s top educators. To learn more about the program, and to apply for an Excite Award, go to https://lemelson.mit.edu/inventioneducation#excite-awards .