Invention Convention is a global invention education program focused on teaching youth problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills. Their approach provides an engaging and interactive experience to help students gain the confidence and skills they can use for life. In this summer program for middle school students, Quinnipiac faculty are partnering with the CT Invention Convention to offer a unique and exciting summer camp experience on our Mount Carmel Campus in our School of Computing and Engineering.
Over the span of 2 weeks, students will develop creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills through STEM experiential learning, invention projects and entrepreneurship challenges. Students will follow a framework of the innovation process. From problem definition to ideation to engineering design through to prototype, the program enables students to understand invention at a fundamental level and its importance in our everyday lives. At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to present their invention at our very own Invention Convention and return home with their invention, a prototype and a provisional patent.
At the end of this program, you will walk away with:
The skills, techniques and confidence to identify and solve real-world problems around you
Entrepreneurial, engineering design and creativity skills that can be applied in your everyday life and across academic disciplines
Hands-on experience with the innovation process and your own invention, prototype and provisional patent