|Please find below a list of dates-at-a-glance for this year’s Invention Conventions, as well as quick links to resources for both Invent Iowa and the National Invention Convention. All the below information is also available on our website at belinblank.org/inventiowa.
||online registration opens
||competition materials due
||Invent Iowa Invention Convention
|May 30–June 2
||National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo
The Invent Iowa program is a state affiliate of the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo and follows the rules and guidelines as the National Invention Convention.
For your convenience, the National Invention Convention has developed a logbook that we encourage you to use to guide your students through the invention process as they prepare for Invent Iowa. If you are looking for additional classroom resources, the National Invention Convention has also developed a free online curriculum for teachers like you to use as part of their invention program. Both can be found below.
Links to important references:
During the invention process, please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Happy inventing! We can’t wait to see your ideas!
We’re excited to announce the STEMIE Coalition, the host of the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo, have developed a K-12 Youth Invention Curriculum available for use by Invent Iowa teachers!
This comprehensive online invention and entrepreneurship curriculum has been released in beta version, and will be in development for the next few months. Each week, new lesson plans including videos, alignment to standards, activities, and slideshows are added, with material ranging from lasers to a shark tank styled activity. All resources are freely available for you to adapt to meet the needs of your inventors. You can access the free curriculum here: http://www.nationalinventioncurriculum.org/.
Also, be sure to check out information about the 2018 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE), that will be held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in June 2018! Winners of the Invent Iowa State Invention Convention will have the opportunity to attend the National Invention Convention funded by Invent Iowa. If you have questions regarding Invent Iowa, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register your invention to be considered for the State Invention Convention! Registration opens January 16 at belinblank.org/inventiowa.
Questions? Email Ashlee at email@example.com
Where can I register my invention?
Go to belinblank.org/inventiowa to register!
What do I need to do register?
Students will need to complete an online registration form. They will also be asked to print a cover sheet to include with their inventor’s log that will be mailed to the Belin-Blank Center.
New this year: Payment will be $20 per invention. For example, if a group of students are working on their invention together they will register one invention as a group.
After inventions go through the adjudication process, students will be notified on March 21 if they will be advancing to the State Invention Convention on May 7.
For the first time, students who win at the State Invention Convention level will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Invention Convention at the United States Patent and Trade Office!
Our December newsletter is out, featuring everything from bunny slippers to webinars!
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Invent Iowa is Back with updates! Interested in learning more? Join us for a webinar on November 5 at 4 pm CST.
An overview of the program, Intent to Invent, student registration, and the State Convention will be provided during this time.
To join us, register here.
If you have any questions, please email Ashlee Van Fleet (firstname.lastname@example.org).