think tank

In groups of 4-5 students, Think Tank challenges middle school students to research, design, and present a device or project that can make the quality of life better within their schools or neighborhoods. Teams should partner with other students or community members to allow for an authentic design experience.


2021 EVENT INFORMATION

Think Tank is a two day event. Day 1 will be on December 10, 2020 and Day 2 will be on February 18, 2021.  Both days will be held virtually.

Teams must attend both days. 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Item Due Date

Pre-Registration


October 15, 2020


 

Final Registration


 

November 6, 2020


 

Frequently asked questions


 

what is the event?

Think Tank challenges middle school students to research, design, and present a device or project that can make the quality of life better within their schools or neighborhoods. Teams should partner with other students or community members to allow for an authentic design experience.Students will be judged on:

  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Challenge Success
  • Design
  • Presentation

who is the event for?

For the first year, the event will be open to 6th – 8th grade students for students from Montgomery County schools.


when is the event? 

Think Tank is a two day event. Day 1 will be on December 10, 2020 and Day 2 will be on February 18, 2021.  


where is the event? 

Think Tank will run as a virtual event during the 2020-21 school year.

 


Is there a cost for the event? 

Yes. The cost for each team is $75.


who can i contact if i have any questions? 

Ben DeSantis (Project Consultant): bdesantis@mciu.org

Patrice Semicek (Project Consultant): psemicek@mciu.org