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The California Invention Convention recently announced our exciting new collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Lemelson-MIT Program works to inspire and support the development of creative problem solves, inventors and entrepreneurs across the United States through inclusive invention education initiatives.
We have 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.
As a mechanism that protects new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity, the USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation’s technological progress and achievement.
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 125 teachers in the past 4 years.
As an affiliate of The Henry Ford – the California Invention Convention works with other affiliates throughout the country, sharing ideas and resources. The Henry Ford also provides ongoing support to help make our vision of children throughout California becoming young inventors a reality. Every year, The Henry Ford sponsors the National Invention Convention. In 2020 it will be held virtually in early June.