InVenture Challenge at Georgia K12 Schools

What is it?

The InVenture Challenge is a competition for Georgia K12 students to recognize achievement and encourage interest in innovation, design, and engineering. The goal is to challenge students to identify a real-world problem and test a solution.

How does it work?

Student teams from any participating K12 school in Georgia are eligible to compete. Student teams of 1-3 choose their own problem and design a solution. This works great as an extra-curricular activity or in science, engineering, technology, and even math classes!

In late fall, we offer an online 'pitch day' for students to give a brief presentation about their design problem and proposed solution ideas to members of the Georgia Tech community and industry folks. This is their opportunity for early feedback.

Schools host their own internal competitions, and the top teams (1-3, depending on our capacity) from each school will be invited to showcase their project at the InVenture Challenge Expo in 2016!  Top projects will win amazing prizes, and all participants will be invited to the live filming of the 2016 Georgia Tech InVenture Prize!

How do teachers get involved?

Teachers should 'sign up' for email updates here, check out the seven lesson plans on teaching design here, and start having fun! The judging rubric is also available on the Lesson Plan page.

Who is eligible?

Any K12 student in Georgia!

What can students win?

Overall Student Winners

  • Georgia Tech Prize Pack
  • Projects featured live on GPB during the 2016 InVenture Prize

Top Projects at Each School

  • Tickets to InVenture Prize final round on March 16, 2016
  • Project displayed and judged at InVenture Challenge finals

Top Overall Teacher

  • IronCAD Prize Pack

How do schools sign up?

If you're a Georgia high school teacher or K12 teacher interested in participating in this year's InVenture Challenge, you can sign up using the online form here.