Time for the 4th annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge [TEIC], to be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology [NJIT], on Saturday, March 29th.
This year about 43 teams of inventors ranging in age from 6th thru 12th grade will put their inventions up for judging. The first TEIC had a meager group of 14 teams competing, as the competition grows bigger each year. Each team must develop an idea over a period of months, meet specific project milestones and be judged via a rigorous rubric that involves each team to research and write about their invention, keep a detailed inventor’s notebook, and build a mock-up of the design. Volunteer members of the scientific and engineering communities will judge the entries. Might just be the next Thomas Edison in this group of contestants. Check out last year’s TEIC.