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Invention Project/Middle School

We are pleased to be able to offer a free summer camp experience for MS students who have just completed grades 6 or 7. Flyers will be sent home with students the week of March 23rd. ALL registrations will be taken ONLINE via the link below that will open on April 10 at 5 PM (closes April 20). There will be 2 weeks of camp from which to choose, 9 - 3:30 daily, June 1-5 OR June 8-12. Both camps are identical, so please register your child for only one week. There are 100 spots for each week. No transportation is provided and students must be signed in and out daily by a parent or guardian.     (Remember this doesn't open 'till April 10, 5 PM)

PLEASE BE SURE TO CLICK "SUBMIT." You will not receive a confirmation number, but it will say that your form was submitted successfully.

Invention Project description: Innovators start and end their day in the Hangout Space, where they will experiment with pixels, angles, and gravity, and get energized to collaborate and innovate! In between dynamic daily Sessions, they will have the opportunity to engage in high-energy games that bring inventive thinking onto the playfield, including these described below.

In Transit - Innovators receive Brainstorming inspiration from Post-it® Notes coinventor Spencer Silver and a personal transportation device challenge from NIHF Inductee Garrett Brown.

Extreme Shoe - Teams are inspired by the work of Nike® cofounder William Bowerman to develop innovative shoes, and then enter a mock, free-market economy.

Move It - Innovators build STEAM as they create their own kinetic (moving) sculptures and chain reactions using gears, motors, pulleys and more.

Mod My Sunglasses - Fred Allen from Forbes gives Innovators leadership tips, which they apply to rapid prototyping sunglasses and navigating a leadership communication game.

On The Circuit - Innovators receive a video message from the Collegiate Inventors who created the Titan Arm, a bionic arm that enhances human strength, and then create their own wearable tech.

Tech Messaging - Teams use adaptive innovation to evolve text messaging. They also discover their own personal problem solving style.

Video Game Design - Innovators are challenged to promote health and wellness through innovative video games that will hook a venture capitalist.

Next Media - NIHF Inductee Robert Willson, coinventor of the Plasma Display, challenges Innovators to design and prototype tomorrow’s media experiences.