Update Advisory: MCPS and KID Museum to Launch “Invent the Future” STEM Challenge on Nov. 30

November 27, 2017

Community leaders will join students from Argyle Middle School as they begin the invention process for the Invent the Future Challenge, a project-based, maker-learning competition for students. The challenge brings hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to children across the Washington, D.C. region. Through a new public-private partnership between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the KID Museum, students in every MCPS middle school will have these opportunities. The challenge includes scholarships for intensive, skill-­building workshops for economically disadvantaged students and students traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

WHAT: Launch event for the Invent the Future Challenge
WHEN: Thursday, November 30, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 
WHO: Among those expected to attend and speak are: 

  • Dr. Jack R. Smith, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Cara Lesser, Founder and CEO, KID Museum
  • Hans Riemer, Vice President, Montgomery County Council
  • Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation  


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