11 YEARS OF BRIGHT IDEAS
The Thomas Edison Pitch Contest was created in 2010 as a competition to showcase and encourage invention, innovation and entrepreneurship among students before they get to college. Every year, students submit their great ideas to win prizes and gain the hands-on experience exclusive to our contest!
A STEM Challenge Inspiring Innovation
Thomas Edison once said "There's a better way to do it - find it!" We are extending this challenge to students from grades 4-12! Our fun STEM contest will allow students to create their own inventions to solve problems that they see in the world today. You'll have
the chance to:
Learn about STEM, history, & entrepreneurship all in one contest
Receive a FREE Maker-Kit full of inventing supplies from Picoturbine ($200 value) & a stipend for your teacher/mentor
Motivate & inspire students to learn during distance or hybrid learning
Pitch your invention to a panel of judges who are real-life scientists & entrepreneurs
Work on a team with friends to win the Grand Prize - A 3D PRINTER FOR YOUR SCHOOL
STEM Tools, Amazon Gift Cards, T-Shirts, & More for every finalist!
Use problem solving, perseverance, and persuasion to truly succeed in this contest & beyond!
A DIGITAL EXPERINCE
With a fully digital framework , this contest fits right into your distance learning.
Motivate students to become the next Thomas Edison through invention!
The 2020-21 Contest is now open!
Here's what comes next:
Students will have 3 months to complete their projects for the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest!
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When Thomas Edison created his invention factory concept he used a team-based, integrated or interdisciplinary, head and hands, approach to new product development— exactly what we recognize today as STEM. As the original “STEM-meister," he also used outside of the box thinking and perseverance to be propel his success. Over a few months, this contest will help student teams use that same formula for success!
2020 TEACHER MENTOR