Purpose: Students will attend workshops that focus on content & skills related to one of the three critical aspects of innovation: the engineering process, enterprise process and leadership. They will then come back together to share lessons learned and to begin collaborating with one another in the challenges posed in each workshop. The challenges overlap so students will be stronger if they work together.
All students that attend the experience are invited to continue working on their ideas through the Student Innovators-in-Training Challenge or Community Leadership Challenge. Students earn prizes tailored to each challenge such as mentoring and/or cash awards to work on their ideas.
Who: High School students (limited to the first 50)
When: Friday, March 3, 2017, at York College in New York City
Registration: Students register through an established Exploring Post. Registration will be done online at https://ppcbsa.org/programs/exploring/. The registration deadline is February 10, 2017!
Cost: The cost for students to attend is $50.00. The fee covers membership, insurance fees, and transportation. A t-shirt and lunch are provided as well.
Post Conference Event: 2 Opportunities from TEN80 Education
TEN80 STEM Innovators-in-Training Challenge:
During the SITE Experience, students will work as a group of five to create a new innovative idea or product. Students submit their “pitch” videos and documents online. Winners of each phase are announced as judging is completed for that phase.
A prize of $500 per team member, up to $2,000 per team, is awarded for each phase, a total of $6000, if the minimum score is met.
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- Exploring application- required for all youth and adult chaperones.
- Medical form- Parts A and B are required. This does not require a full physical or doctors signature. A copy of the student’s insurance card (front and back) should be included.
- Permission slip- For youth participants and guests under 21 years of age, participating in Exploring.
- Participation waiver- required to participate in TEN80 Education, Inc. events.
Go Pass- instructions to be emailed out after registration.
Paperwork should be turned in to Bill SanFilippo at Patriot’s Path Council office by mail or dropped off. Deadline for required paperwork is February 25th.
The office is located at 1 Saddle Road Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.
Fax to 973.267.3406
Parents/ volunteers are needed to help chaperone and coordinate the trip. Without volunteers, the program will not occur. Volunteers (ages 21 ) that wish to volunteer must have a completed adult application turned in and need to complete Exploring Youth Protection Training at www.myparticipation.org.
For more information, please visit: www.ppcbsa.org/programs/exploring or contact Bill San Filippo, STEM Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-765-9322 x227.