Inventing the Future at the Kansas City Invention Convention

Kansas City Invention Convention 2023

Ready to invent the future? The Kansas City Invention Convention (KCIC) is a STEMIE (STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship) competition and outreach program presented by the Linda Hall Library that supports 17 counties and 31 school districts throughout the Kansas City metro area. KCIC teaches problem-solving and creativity to students in grades 5-12 while providing educators with a project-based curriculum to inspire
the innovators of tomorrow.

In 2023 KCIC reached record-breaking numbers. Throughout the school year, nearly 1,000 students across 17 counties in the Kansas City metro accessed the free online Invention Convention curriculum. However, the competition doesn’t end in Kansas City. KCIC winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete at the national level. In June 2023, seven students traveled to The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, to represent Kansas City at the Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals. At Nationals, students were given the opportunity to present their inventions to a panel of expert judges, engage with students from across the country, and participate in immersive educational experiences.

Volunteer judges from KCIC title sponsor, KCNSC.

KCIC would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and community partners, especially title sponsor, Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell FM&T. Thank you to all of our partners for your continued support of STEM initiatives in our community!

“STEM, STEM education, and STEM communities are really the engine that powers our ability to be successful, and making sure we have a space and are actively participating in the development of STEM education in our communities is really essential for us to be successful now and in the future.” – John Jungk, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, KCNSC managed by Honeywell FM&T

Sponsors of KCIC receive brand recognition in print and social channels, judging opportunities on competition day, and a chance to amplify the region’s STEM ecosystem. Sponsorships help make KCIC accessible to more of our region’s youth. Opportunities include competition day transportation, awards, educator professional development, afterschool outreach, cash prizes, and travel to U.S. Nationals. Visit KCInvent.org/sponsorship for sponsorship pricing.

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