Community leaders will join students from Argyle Middle School as they begin the invention process for the Invent the Future Challenge, a project-based, maker-learning competition for students. The challenge brings hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to children across the Washington, D.C. region. Through a new public-private partnership between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the KID Museum, students in every MCPS middle school will have these opportunities. The challenge includes scholarships for intensive, skill-building workshops for economically disadvantaged students and students traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
WHAT: Launch event for the Invent the Future Challenge
WHEN: Thursday, November 30, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD
WHO: Among those expected to attend and speak are:
- Dr. Jack R. Smith, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
- Cara Lesser, Founder and CEO, KID Museum
- Hans Riemer, Vice President, Montgomery County Council
- Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
MEDIA RSVP: Emma@kid-museum.org