May 16, 2022 2022-05-16
Through its ConnectUp initiative, Raytheon Technologies is helping shape the future of aerospace and defense by nurturing diverse talent. Raytheon Technologies’ Invention Connvention is a global K–12 invention education program that teaches student problem identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills, and builds confidence in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship for life. Invention Convention programs happen at the school, local, regional, and national levels in the United States and a growing number of countries worldwide.
The K–12 Invention Convention curriculum and methods have been developed and put to the test by educators for more than 30 years. The curriculum follows a framework that uses the seven steps of the invention process: identifying, understanding, ideating, designing, building, testing, and communicating. It enables students to understand invention as it takes place in the real world every day.
The Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention US Nationals is a competition for K–12 students, who use critical thinking, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation to invent solutions to problems they see in their everyday lives.