Dare to Design is a summer program for school students to develop innovative mindset. Participants will go through the 7-step process of innovation to solve a problem they face regularly. This fun, hands-on camp teaches, problem-solving, collaboration and the process of innovation.
Do you think there are problems or things around you that you can fix? Do you love building and designing solutions? Then Dare 2 Design is for YOU! With Dare 2 Design you will identify a problem, record your steps as you solve it, build a model that solves the problem and demonstrate it.
By guiding the students convert their ideas into a solution, we provide a platform to build students’ innovation skills, problem-solving, entrepreneurial abilities, critical thinking and collaboration.
You will work with university professors and industry professionals with patenting knowledge and experience. We use a rigorously tested 7-step process to make it a fun and productive experience for the participants. Please note we will engage in understanding, breaking and making, not just watching!
In March 2022, participating students will have an opportunity to showcase their prototype at a regional invention competition.
An interactive and interdisciplinary opportunity for 3-12 students to follow the invention process to create a prototype for a regional competition.
Get help from engineers, university professors and EMU to convert an idea into a model. As you do it, learn the habits of famous inventors and business people.
First, second, and third place awards for:
Provide you mentors to guide you through the process.
Hold training workshops and summer camps to help you through the process of invention.
June 21-July 2, 2021 Dare 2 Design Summer camp 1 (Registration open)
July 12-23, 2021 Dare 2 Design Summer Camp 2 (Registration open)
August, 2021 Dare 2 Design Summer Camp 3 (dates coming)
September 15, 2021 Dare 2 Design Fall workshop registration begins
November 2021 EMUiNVENT Registration begins
January 15, 2022 EMUiNVENT Registration ends
February, 2022 Judges Training
February 19, 2022 EMUiNVENT Competition materials due
March, 2022 EMUiNVENT competition
Have an idea but don't have any teacher to help you take it forward? Join Dare 2 Design!. Our Independent Inventors program will conduct virtual workshops and training to help you convert your idea into a prototype. As part of the workshops, get help and guidance from budding & experienced engineers and entrepreneurs. They will mentor you and ensure that you are ready to participate in EMUiNVENT.
School teachers can bring their class teams to the competition. We understand that your students might be participating in other STEM and non-STEM related activities and competitions; EMIiNVENT is unique as it introduces and teaches Innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem-solving. Henry Ford Foundation has developed the innovation and entrepreneurship process curriculum for 3-12 graders. EMUiNVENT and Henry Ford Foundation conduct orientation workshops and also help teachers to learn the innovation and entrepreneurship process. Interested teachers please email us for details at [email protected]
We would like to thank our sponsors "FORD COMMUNITY CORP", "EMU BRIGHT FUTURE" and "Henry Ford's Invention Convention" for their generous donations and partnership.
Interested in supporting the students? Connect with us at [email protected]. It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur!!