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Student Inventors visit Chicago Lighthouse to learn about the blind and low vision community


On Wednesday, May 11, 5th graders Zion and Mukiya from Chicago Collegiate Charter School visited the Chicago Lighthouse, a social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and Veteran communities with comprehensive vision care and support services. Tom Perski, the Senior Vice President of Rehabilitation Services, and Maureen Reid, Scholarships Coordinator, showed Zion and

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5th Chicago Student Invention Convention draws over 275 student inventors K-8


CHICAGO, IL – Over 275 Chicago Public School students from 22 schools in grades K-8 showed off their creativity and innovation at the 2017 Chicago Student Invention Convention on Saturday, April 1st at Clemente High School. Student inventors presented their inventions to volunteer judges and competed for over $4,000 in scholarships and prizes. Students also

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Design and Engineering Challenges


In 6th-8th at Lozano we started with the Ideas Box lessons and the kids loved investigating inventors and interacting with the Dyson Air Multiplier. We then worked in groups to complete many design and engineering challenges. 8th graders created an artificial bone, a mechanical arm, and an energy bar. 6th and 7th worked on a

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