Sign up your 5th-8th grader for our free evening group workshops:

Learn How to Be an Inventor

Be part of the Teen Innovators Invention Team. Learn about the invention process and enjoy a chance to participate in the Chicago Student Invention Convention.

The program runs from March 24st to April 30th and includes 5 free one-hour group evening mentoring sessions with one of our older teen experts.  Sessions are Thursdays at 4:00.

Participants develop skills in:

  • Problem-solving
  • Concept development
  • Testing
  • Prototype creation
  • Pitching 
  • Presenting

Want to jumpstart the process and offer your student 1:1 mentoring sessions that fit around your schedule, sign up here. 

Register by March 24 th.

Space is limited.

Who should apply?

Problem Solvers

You like to find solutions!


You're curious and ready to create!

Curious Creators

You want to learn more about how things work.

About The Chicago Student Invention Convention

Taking place Saturday, April 30th, this annual citywide event offers hundreds of students the opportunity to show off their problem-solving skills with new inventions.

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