August 10-14, 2014
Santa Clara, California
The institute will focus on middle and high school teachers from around the country.
The curriculum will help teachers incorporate making, inventing, and intellectual property creation and protection in STEM lesson plans and classroom instruction. Teachers will be equipped to challenge young innovators and entrepreneurs to make, improve, and repurpose new inventions from expired patents, inventions, and designs.
Courses will be conducted by USPTO experts, representatives from other federal government agencies, National Science Foundation-funded researchers and inventors, and the Maker Education Initiative.
Congressman Michael Honda (CA-17), a former science educator and advocate for STEM education, will kick-off the Institute with a keynote address on Sunday evening. On the final day, NASA Ames Research Center will host the teachers through an on-site tour and discussion.
Local Teachers, those within a 50 mile radius of Santa Clara, CA, may apply through July 28, 2014. The application for national participation closed on July 14, 2014.