OK, it may be just a bit early to start touting spring’s arrival; but, as the season of renewal nears, we’re excited to announce that two new student groups will be giving our inventing curriculum a fresh new start!
Recently we welcomed a group of twelve high school students from The Kiski School to our creative design facility. They kicked off a new Inventionland Institute semester with a motivational tour and pep talk with Executive Director Nathan Field in Inventionland’s Inventalot Castle.
This group comes from founder and CEO George Davison’s alma mater and is the second class of Kiski students to navigate through our project-based, real-world inventing program. And, they’re not the only group of young innovators who will be embarking on the new product development process that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education this spring! Nearly 40 students from Pittsburgh’s Avonworth Middle School had their eyes opened to their inventing potential when they toured our design facility just over a week ago.
Their tour also marked the start of their journey through our 9-Step Inventing Method that takes an original idea and turns it into a working product sample that can be presented to a corporation or manufacturer.
Both student groups from The Kiski School and Avonworth Middle School left Inventionland with their spirits high and their heads in the clouds. They returned home with their choice of Chipper or Stormy cloud balloons, created after characters in George Davison’s own children’s book, Chipper Cloud in Use Your Imagination.
While these two student groups are just embarking on their invention goals, a group of DuBois Business College students will be returning to Inventionland in a few weeks to complete their Inventionland Institute curriculum with panel presentations of their projects.
Stay tuned for updates on all three innovative student groups!