The STEMIE Coalition Partners with The Henry Ford

September 27, 2018
(ED. NOTE.  This announcement is from the STEMIE Coalition.  The California Invention Convention is an affiliate of the STEMIE Coalition and winners from our state convention go on to the the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE)). Earlier this month, during the annual Fall Affiliates Summit, we announced what we had been working on for quite some time now: that the STEMIE Coalition has become part of the team at The Henry Ford.
Ever since the first time our organizations came together, we’ve been mutually struck by the overlap in our missions: to leverage education to create the next generations of inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Now the STEMIE and The Henry Ford missions aren’t just similar, they are one. And we are one. As part of The Henry Ford, the STEMIE team will continue its goal of expanding invention and entrepreneurship across the USA and around the world — now with a renewed vigor because of the incredible resources the The Henry Ford brings to bear.
We are thrilled to share this news with you, and even more thrilled that we will be able to better serve our partners, our affiliates and — most especially — the hundreds of thousands of kids who can now become kid inventors!
The Henry Ford Welcomes STEMIE
I’m pleased to announce that The Henry Ford and the  STEMIE Coalition  have officially joined forces to strengthen our invention education offerings across the country and around the world. Several members of the STEMIE Coalition are now part of The Henry Ford organization.
The Henry Ford and STEMIE Become a Family
You have probably seen the  news  – The STEMIE Coalition and The Henry Ford have joined forces to move innovation education forward across the U.S. and around the world.
What you may not have heard is just how this came to be. STEMIE’s Director, Veronica Lynagh, tells the story in this blog:
Three years ago, while I was directing the Invention League (now STEMIE’s affiliate in Ohio), I got a call out of the blue from a gentleman named Danny Briere, from the Connecticut Invention Convention. He said he had an idea to bring together the disparate invention conventions across the country and to hold a national invention convention…