2018 Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo

February 05, 2018 12:49 PM | Anonymous

The 2018 Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo is 90 days away!

With the USF Young Innovators Competition now part of the Bright Young Minds Coalition & Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo, we cannot wait to see the incredible Young Inventors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs in action! This partnership means students, teachers and classrooms now have access to year-round support, curricula, resources and tools. Teachers will have access to all tools and resources provided by The National STEMIE Coalition. STEMIE is a STEM based program infused with Invention & Entrepreneurship. Invention Education has been around since the 1980's and precedes STEM by about 20 years. Students go through an 8-step process to take them through the entire Invention Process from Idea to Prototype and Pitch to Presentation.

The value of invention education, according to kids: http://video.newyorker.com/watch/kid-inventors-tell-all

STEMIE Invention & Entrepreneurship Education is currently in more than 35 states in the United States and this year we are so thrilled to have gone Global! The Global Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo is May 31st - June 3 in Dearborn. MI being held at The Henry Ford Museum. We are blessed to have wonderful National Partners like The Henry Ford Museum, The Lemelson Foundation and UTC to name a few. We have garnered a great deal of National attention recently. But really need support here locally. Winners from the Florida Invention Convention may be invited to participate in the National & Global Invention Convention!

Bright Young Minds Coalition has partnered with Pinellas Technical College to host the Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo on May 4th & 5th. We are expecting to host 300-500 Young Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs.

If you are an educator and want to learn more about upcoming Professional Development Workshops, implementing Invention Education or how your student(s) can participate in Invention Convention we look forward to getting your school registered! If you are a parent or student inventor and want to learn more about Invention Education or participating in Invention Convention or Spring Break and Summer Camps, please  email Tracy for more details. Invent Florida School Registration

If you would like to get involved we have many opportunities for volunteerism, judging, donations, Award or Category Sponsors and Corporate Sponsorship, I would love to talk with you personally! An event of this size spread over two days is a massive undertaking and an excellent opportunity for supporters of STEM, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education to become involved and take part in helping to create our future leaders, inventors, and entrepreneurs. I am available to answer any questions about student inventors participating in FLIC, helping schools and teachers learn more about STEMIE Invention Education and discussing ways you or your company can become involved! Please feel free to email or call Tracy directly.

Global Invention Convention comes to The Henry Ford

Contact: Tracy Zuluaga
Executive Director
O: 800-311-6744
M: (305) 753 5755
tracy@inventflorida.org

www.brightyoungmindscoalition.org
www.inventflorida.org
www.stemie.org


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