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250 Students to Compete
in Invention Convention
at Georgia Tech

PROGRAM SHOWCASES INVENTION EDUCATION, SUPPORTS WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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March 5, 2020 -- Atlanta, GA -- 250 bright young minds from around Georgia will compete at the K12 InVenture Prize on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 1 to 2:45 PM at the Georgia Institute of Technology Student Center . Winners of the event will advance to Invention Convention U.S. Nationals taking place at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan this May.

"Now more than ever, we need to prepare students to be creative problem-solvers,” said Roxanne Moore, Director of K-12 Inventure Prize. "Our mission at K12 InVenture Prize is to develop the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs by making invention education accessible to all students and teachers in Georgia."

The K12 InVenture Prize stems from the undergraduate invention competition (The InVenture Prize) at Georgia Institute of Technology. The GT InVenture Prize is televised live on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), where teams of Georgia Tech students present their comprehensive invention showcasing both the engineer and the entrepreneur.

The K-12 InVenture Prize challenges students to identify real-world problems and design novel solutions through careful analysis, creativity, and the scientific method. We hope to broaden participation in STEM by bringing authentic invention and entrepreneurship experiences to K-12 teachers and students.

Event sponsors include Constellation, Frances Wood Wilson Family Foundation, Northside Hospital Foundation, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, Centers of Innovation, Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, IronCAD, Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance.

The event is free and open to the public. Georgia Institute of Technology Student Center is located at 50 Ferst Drive NW in Atlanta. More information about K12 InVenture Prize can be found at www.k12inventure.gatech.edu .