If you are looking for a high energy STEAM summer program, where your child will be completely engaged and inspired, we have a camp for you!
San Domenico is excited to offer Invention Project. Created for rising sixth through ninth graders, Invention Project® will enable participants to learn the business of innovation, from prototype to product launch, through high-energy, hands-on activities, and will be introduced to some of today’s greatest thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs as well as National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, through personalized video challenges.
The curriculum which was developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a division of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, uses a variety of relatable inventions including adaptive text messaging, innovative shoe and game design to allow participants to explore and imagine future innovations through dreaming, designing, engineering and making.
Students will have the opportunity to sketch, incubate, prototype, test, reflect, and refine their ideas through activities that promote self-expression and self-confidence. In addition to ideation and invention, students will also have to consider the principles of principles of business, such as rapid prototyping, market research, shipping and profit.
In the end, camp participants will learn how to turn their ideas into inventions, and find out how to bring their inventions to market, developing their collaboration, business and entrepreneurship skills.
Adam grew up in Seattle, Washington and is a huge sports fan. After serving in the Air Force, he moved to the Bay Area and completed both his bachelors in Geology and his masters in Geological Engineering at UC Berkeley. While a graduate student, he participated in the Graduate Scholar Exchange program and completed a quarter at Stanford University (Go Cal! Beat Stanford!). Adam previously worked as a geotechnical engineer before transitioning to education. He has taught all levels of math and science and enjoys bringing his real world experiences into the classroom. In his free time, Adam enjoys watching football (Go Seahawks!), playing basketball, hiking with his family, and watching TV.