Interested in getting involved?
Contact the Chicago Student Invention Convention Program Director:
Do you enjoy working with kids? Want to give back to some of Chicago’s future innovators and entrepreneurs? We’d love to have you mentor with us!
We are looking for mentors to share their real-world expertise with our student inventors by going into our participating schools and leading classroom discussions and activities.
Mentors will be asked to visit a participating classroom to share real-world experience and to offer feedback to the student inventors on their projects.
It is important for the student inventors to see real adults who possess the invention mindset.
What is the role of a CSIC Mentor?
As a CSIC Mentor, your role is twofold. You will encourage and guide students on the invention process. In addition, you will also share insights about your career as a STEM professional or as a student studying a STEM subject and explain how your work impacts the world. Even if your profession is not STEM-heavy, every professional can promote the guiding principles of Invention Convention.
As a CSIC Mentor, you will embody these Guiding Principles of Invention Convention: