Ignite the spark of invention and entrepreneurship in your students

Through Massachusetts Invention Convention powered by Lemelson-MIT, you can introduce your students to a world in which they will solve their own problems and gain the confidence and 21st-century skills to invent their own future. The STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship (STEMIE) experiential learning program offers:

  • Hands-on, real-world, project-based learning activities
  • Free curriculum
  • Professional development workshops
  • Exciting events at school, state and national levels
     

Invention Convention is easy to implement, flexible enough to meet diverse student needs, adaptable to a broad range of disciplines, and accessible to virtually any young learner. As participants in the Massachusetts Invention Convention powered by Lemelson-MIT, your students will join more than 100,000 K-12 inventors from across the U.S. and around the world who compete to showcase their inventions at their state Invention Conventions. Several winners from Massachusetts Invention Convention will go on to compete in the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals. In 2021, the Massachusetts Invention Convention and the U.S Nationals will be online events.

Help Inspire local Students

All Kids Can Invent
As participants in the Massachusetts Invention Convention powered by Lemelson-MIT, your students will join more than 100,000 K-12 inventors from across the U.S. and around the world who compete to showcase their inventions at their state Invention Conventions. Several winners from Massachusetts Invention Convention will go on to compete in the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals.
Why is it important?
At the heart of Massachusetts Invention Convention powered by Lemelson-MIT is STEMIE education, which recognizes the foundational skills that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math create in combination with Invention and Entrepreneurship learning. STEMIE education prepares students for the needs of the 21st-century economy, creating critical thinkers and problem solvers and empowering a new generation of inventors.
How to begin
Bring Massachusetts Invention Convention into your classroom and program. Join us for a free information session in December and Professional Development workshops in January to get started on using this flexible, project-based learning tool to help enhance student understanding of invention in the real world.

Free Info session

Join us for a one hour introduction to Invention Convention on December 8, 2020 to learn how this program can work for you and your students.

Professional Development Workshop

Educators who wish to lead Invention Convention with their students are encouraged to attend one of the fee-waived PDs we are hosing in January 2021. These are 2-hour long sessions designed to equip educators to bring the Invention Convention program to their students, schools, after-school programs, homeschool groups, or communities.
Our last Professional Development Workshop will be held on January 26, 2021 for anyone who can't attend the first two workshops.