Students Pre-K Through High School Encouraged to Create Novel and Imaginative Solutions to Improve Their Schools or Communities
Today, AT&T* and the Imagination Foundation are launching The Inventor’s Challenge. The Inventor’s Challenge is an opportunity for pre-K through high school children to create novel, imaginative and possibly viable solutions to all sorts of problems. A common factor in the creations will be the integration of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The Inventor’s Challenge engages children in STEAM tools and materials, alongside critical 21st century skills.
AT&T is presenting the Imagination Foundation’s Inventor’s Challenge as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature philanthropic initiative to promote student success in school and beyond. Participation is open to the public, with a special call to U.S.-based Imagination Chapters and collaborators of AT&T Aspire. The $100,000 contribution will support the Imagination Foundation’s innovative approaches to teach students creativity and problem solving.
During this month-long challenge, pre-K through high school children are encouraged to brain-storm and create ways to help solve or improve a problem in their school or community (click here for contest rules and details). The challenge will wrap up Mar. 11, 2016 when communities all over the country will share inventions and celebrate child achievement.
“We are really lucky to be working with AT&T on this project,” said Mike McGalliard, executive director of the Imagination Foundation. “The Inventor’s Challenge is a chance to celebrate the creative side of STEAM, and how play and imagination can make the world better.”
“AT&T is proud to support programs that encourage children to use their imagination in creating solutions to obstacles they may face,” said Anne Wintroub, director of Social Innovation, AT&T. “Imagination Foundation and the Inventor’s Challenge help create a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need for future success in school and the workplace.”