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Invention Convention Showcases Kids' Creations

Young inventors from all over Washington will exhibit their ideas at the first-ever WA iCon



Courtesy of Invent Washington

 

This weekend, 200 students will showcase their very own inventions at the first-ever Washington State Invention Convention (WA iCon). Invent Washington has trained over 400 hundred elementary and middle school teachers to help these children to observe, imagine, invent, build and document it all along the way. 

These young inventors from grades 1-8, come from all over Washington and are about 50% female and 25% minority students, making this one of the country's most diverse STEM programs. Supported by the nationwide STEMIE Coalition and Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, Invent Washington is making the Invention Convention a premier showcase of student ingenuity in action

“Invention education embodies STEM education at its best—creative, hands-on, and solutions-oriented,” says Invent Washington President Jay Lake. “It cultivates habits of mind that encourage young people to acquire STEM knowledge and skills and apply them toward making the world a better place.

Stop by for a look at what the next generation's great minds have come up with.

 

IF YOU GO:

 

When: Saturday, April 14th

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Where: Henry Foss IB High School, 2112 South Tyler Street, Tacoma

 

Cost: Admission Free

 

Details: 1:00-2:30 pm is the public display to meet the inventors, hear how they researched their problems and developed their prototypes, at 3 pm the Public Awards Ceremony will be held.

 

 


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