PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. -- The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Winrock International, and Pulaski County Special School District are partnering to challenge our students to be innovators. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on education, this event serves to challenge students across Arkansas in the field of science and technology in a new, innovative way.
COVID-19 has greatly impacted in-person learning and potential science fair events that typically take place in the spring of each school year. The Innovation Invention Challenge will encourage students of all ages to apply the knowledge they already have, learn new skills, and work with Arkansans already working in science-based fields.
“We are proud to be part of this event and make something like this available to all the schools in PCSSD,” said district instructional strategist Laura Strickland. “The Innovation Invention Challenge inspires students to think outside the box to find solutions to problems using technology. The mentorship and networking opportunities available through this challenge are unique and will aid students from across the state.”
Student innovators will learn through consultations and workshops in topics such as, CAD design, vector design, branding design, and more. The student will then incorporate those skills into their project and present their project for a panel.
The Innovation Invention Challenge is expected to officially launch this month in PCSSD and complete by February 17, 2021.