How To Participate

Applying STEM Concepts:  The Student Invention Process

Course available for credit!

The Student Invention Process

With the current emphasis on STEM education, learning about STEM is just the beginning. This course will provide professional tools for educators to instruct and inspire their students in the creative problem solving process, as well as immerse teachers in practical, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire and ignite their students’ creative problem solving skills by addressing real world problems. This course will provide activities for use in classrooms for grades 1-8, as well as direct instruction about how to effectively involve students in the Invent Idaho student invention program. Administrators are encouraged to participate to understand the process for including their schools in the award-winning Invent Idaho program. Participants will develop their own invention display samples to inspire students to use their creativity to solve real world problems.

THREE SITES TO CHOOSE FROM:

WHEN:              JUNE 12&13

WHERE:            NORTH IDAHO STEM CHARTER ACADEMY

LOCATION:       15633 N. MEYER RD.    RATHDRUM, IDAHO

TIME:                 8:00AM-5:00PM

CREDIT:             1 UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO GRADUATE CREDIT

CONTACT:        lyoung@northidahostem.org        

bethbr@inventidaho.com

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WHEN:              JUNE 26-27

WHERE:            HOFF BUILDING       DOWNTOWN  BOISE, IDAHO

LOCATION:       802 W Bannock St, Boise, ID   3RD FLOOR- ROOM 302

TIME:                 8:00AM-5:00PM                                     

CREDIT:             1 UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO GRADUATE CREDIT  or

                             1 BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY CREDIT

CONTACT:        lyoung@northidahostem.org        

bethbr@inventidaho.com

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WHEN:              JULY 24-25

WHERE:            IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

TIME:                 8:00AM-5:00PM

CREDIT:             1 IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY CREDIT

BRING:               LUNCH, 3-ring binder with lined paper, small spiral notebook

REGISTER:        FIRST DAY OF CLASS JULY 24

COST:                 NO COST FOR WORKSHOP.  ONLY $60 PER CREDIT.

CONTACT:        lyoung@northidahostem.org        

bethbr@inventidaho.com

Ashelee Rasmussen waklashe@isu.edu

NEW AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR GADGETS AND GAMES INVENTORS!  

You can enter for free the Chicago Toy and Game Fair!  Your only expenses would be the trip to Chicago.  The winner from last year now has their game in Target!  There will be executives from Toy and Game companies there including Hasbro.  Over 200 young inventors from across the US attended last year.  Check out their website:  Chicago Toy and Game Fair   http://www.chitag.com/gala

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INVENT IDAHO SOUTHWEST REGIONAL 2018:  Saturday, January 27, 2018  JUMP CENTER IN BOISE

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INVENT IDAHO SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL 2018 HAS A NEW HOME!

 WELCOME TO IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR ASHELEE RASMASSEN!

THE SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL 2018 EVENT WILL BE HELD  January 26 and 27th  AT IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY IN POCATELLO.

CONTACT ASHELEE RASMASSEN FOR MORE INFORMATION:  waklashe@isu.edu

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“Pitch” information for State may be found under the “Learn More” tab of this Invent Idaho website.

Selected inventions will be eligible to attend the National Invention Convention.  More information on the “Learn More” tab on this website.

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 STATE COORDINATOR:  Beth Brubaker

208-660-4349   bethbr@inventidaho.com

NORTH IDAHO REGIONAL COORDINATOR :  Welcome Tammy Cass  

tcassinventidaho@gmail.com

Southwestern Regional Coordinator :  Stephanie Lee    Welcome Stephanie!

  sleeidaho@outlook.com

SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL COORDINATOR:  Debbie Cochrane

cochd@d55.k12.id.us


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IMPORTANT DATES:

March 13 Invent Idaho Day at the Capitol in Boise (must place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best of Category or Best of Show to attend.  Open to first 25 inventions to register at link to be provided after State.

INVENT IDAHO STATE FINALS SCHEDULE

WHERE: University Of Idaho in the Bruce M. Pitman Center (Formally the SUB). Grand Ballroom

Address: 709 Deakin St., Moscow, ID. Link to campus map www.uidaho.edu/about/maps

Friday,  March 3rd *Times are Pacific Standard Time

12:00PM – 5:00PM                 Invention Check In  and Tour Sign-Ups begin

1:00PM – 4:00PM                    Special Tours and Science Demonstrations**

**You and your child will love these U of I presentations!  Don’t miss them!

Time Event Location Registration Info
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Vandal Design & Manufacturing-Machine Shop, Metrology Lab, Design Suite stations Gauss-Johnson Foyer Sign up at check InLimited to 45
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tour 1-College of Engineering Tours including – Power Lab, Formula 1 JEB 124* thinkTANK10 minutes in each location Sign up at check in

Limited to 302:00 p.m. – 2:30p.m.Tour 2-College of Engineering Tours including –  Power Lab, Formula 1JEB 124* thinkTANK10 minutes in each locationSign up at check inLimited to 302:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Tour 3- College of Engineering Tours including – Power Lab, Formula 1JEB 124* thinkTANK10 minutes in each locationSign up at check inLimited to 301:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Engineering & ECE Ambassadors performing demos and activitiesJanssen Engineering bldg- thinkTANK 1st floorOpen Seating1:30 p.m. – 2:30  p.m.Fossils Earth’s Geologic Timeline^Mines Building Rm207*^Sign up at check inLimited to  301:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Discover Fluorescent Minerals^Mines Building 2nd floor hallway*^Sign up at check inLimited to 302:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Polymorphic Games: Creating Evolutionary Video GamesIRIC Building Rm 107Sign up at check inLimited to 202:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Polymorphic Games: Creating Evolutionary Video GamesIRIC Building Rm 107Sign up at check inLimited to 203:30 p.m.Science Extravaganza – College of Science AmbassadorsRenfrew 111Open Seating

 

^    Joint activity- students will switch floors and activities at 30 minutes

*       Student Ambassadors will be in the Bruce Pitman Center to help with event/activity sign ups and to escort attendees to Janssen Engineering Building’s thinkTANK

†       Find your own way using the map on the back. Entrance is first-come, first serve. Classes may be in session at some locations; please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early.

Note: Judging begins at 5:00PM; no students present please.

Saturday,  March 4th

***8:00 AM                            Call back list of students posted to “pitch” their invention

***9:00AM- 10:00AM            Selected students “pitch” their inventions to judges

 9:30AM                                      Young Inventor’s Success Story Zachary Linford,  winner National winner

 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM                Public Viewing and Photo Opportunity with LA TV host Gray Bright

11:00 AM-12:30pm                KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

                                                Emcee:  Gray Bright, host of LA’s “Tomorrow Show”

Ice Cream Social to follow the awards ceremony! Let’s celebrate!!!!!!

Awards for Projects

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons in every grade division & category!  1st place medals
  • BEST OF CATEGORY winners each receive a 2017 State Winner Plaque and a Science kit!    
  • BEST OF SHOW:  2 Best of Show winners will each receive a plaque and a Lego EV3 robotics kit.  Winners will be invited to display their inventions at the Idaho State Capitol Building for Invent Idaho Day in March.  FREE Patent Search to one young inventor! Invitations to Nationals to selected winners.

Note: Awards are presented to the project. Duplicate awards are not provided for each team member, so please decide ahead of time which partner receives award.

NOTE: The Nationals attendees were selected by an independent team of judges, separate from those who did the ribbon placing.  They were looking deeper than just the 3 places we do for ribbons.   Sometimes there are so many in one grade level/category, that even amazing inventions may only get 4th place.  In addition, the pitches that SOME students gave were instrumental in the independent judges’ decision, though not being called to give a pitch did not necessarily eliminate them from consideration.  The independent judges selected their own 15 to go to Nationals.

 

Hotel Accommodations: For overnight accommodations, a guest room block has been reserved at the Best Western Plus University Inn. A daily hot breakfast buffet is complimentary, and each guest (over 21) receives a complimentary beverage coupon. Complimentary wireless internet service and shuttle service to the local airport are also offered.  For additional information, please visit www.uinnmoscow.com

For reservations, please call (208)882-0550/(800)325-8765 and mention Invent Idaho. You may also make your reservation at http://www.uinnmoscow.com/reservation-form2.aspx   A guest room block and special group rates are being held until February 10, 2017. The group name must be mentioned to receive the special ratePlease make reservations directly with the hotel as the travel websites and Best Western International online reservations will not have information regarding our group rate.

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Please note:  Patent law has recently changed. Participants in Invent Idaho MAY BE giving up their patent rights by displaying their inventions to the public. Check out a provisional patent and more information at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website link here or copy/paste this link:  https://www.uspto.gov/

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Invent Idaho is an affiliate of I3, Inc., the premier national student invention competition.

Both I3 and Invent Idaho are non-profit 501c3 organizations, eligible for tax deductions.