About The STEMIE Coalition
The STEMIE Coalition (STEMIE), emerged from the principles of the highly successful 36-year old Connecticut Invention Convention, and was founded to elevate K-12 invention and entrepreneurship education to a national level. The STEMIE (STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship) Coalition will make an extensive, immediate, and measurable impact on youth invention and entrepreneurship by being an umbrella organization that “rolls up” efforts of concurrently operating K-12 youth invention and entrepreneurship programs across the U.S. The STEMIE Coalition will be able to share best practices, evaluate programs and provide national data that will demonstrate invention and entrepreneurship as important parts of student learning and development that leads to future innovators.The term “STEMIE” incorporates an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ― as well as on Invention and Entreprenuership (hence STEM+I+E).
The STEMIE Coalition’s mission is to have every child in every school become an inventor/entrepreneur once, better twice, and instill problem-solving, critical-thinking, and creativity skills for life. It supports efforts within each state to bring invention education to its students.
In late spring, the Coalition puts on the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, MI. This event brings students from around the United States together, to share their inventions, celebrate their accomplishments, and inspire one another.