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Summer 2016 Invention Education Applications Due April 30th

20 June – 15 July 2016 ,10am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday

at Portland State University

Apply now application deadline is extended to 30th April 2016, 5pm

Summer 2016 invention education opportunity for students


This four-week camp is designed specifically for curious high school students. During the course of the bootcamp, you will create your own invention, with the help of a PSU professor and multiple college students, who will guide you through the design and engineering process. You’ll develop your ideas into awesome things by learning to use high tech engineering tools such as 3D printers, laser-cutters, and milling machines.

We will also visit local innovative companies, invite industry lecturers who will share their experience (for example, how did they get a job?!), and conduct a few experiments using research lab tools such a the DrydenDrop Tower, a world class research tool for studying microgravity, to name a few (check out this fun video).

Who it’s for:

Diversity is critical to developing great ideas. We encourage students of all backgrounds to apply, particularly students of color and women. This program is geared toward 9-11th graders. However, interested seniors are also welcome to apply.

How do you qualify: 

First of all, you do not need to know a single thing about engineering to qualify for this opportunity. You do need to prove that you’re motivated, determined, and creative.

What’s the cost:

This bootcamp has been entirely funded by the Lemelson Foundation, and as a result, we are not requiring any tuition or fee.

How do you apply: 

Invention Bootcamp’s Summer 2016 Application is now LIVE and applications are being accepted until the April 30 due date.

The application consists of:

  • Online Student Application
  • Online Student Recommendation from a high school teacher
  • A two minute Youtube video (include your link in the application)

The application requires a good amount of time and effort, but so do all things worth doing. Please visit the website, for further information.

We are very excited to see where your ideas will take us.

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Melissa Dubois is the South Metro-Salem Hub STEM Director. The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership (SMSP) is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields.