The following information comes to us from Michael Burghoffer, CEO & Founder of PicoTurbine.
The Thomas Edison Invention Challenge is now The Thomas Edison Pitch Contest and has been streamlined!
The Thomas Edison Invention Challenge started in 2010 to celebrate the spirit of invention, and to spur young folks to strive to become the next Thomas Edison!
When Edison created his invention factory concept [later to become corporate R&D labs], he used a team-based,integrated or interdisciplinary, head and hands, approach to new product development— exactly what we recognize today as STEM. We can think of Edison as the original “STEM-meister”.
Please visit www.thomasedisonpitch.org/ to find out everything but here are the main elements.
All teams will be getting an invention google word notebook to fill out daily when working on your projects. They can write, upload pictures, and site resources within this notebook.
Please email us with any questions. Once part 1 is done you will be mailed your maker kit and have 90 days to complete the contest from there or not earn the $300 stipend.
Happy Inventing and we are here if you need us!