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Inviting all 2nd – 5th graders to participate in Dare 2 Design, a fun program for young minds full of ideas. Discover cool innovations, work with scientists, make new friends, and build innovative models that solve everyday problems we all face.

Dare 2 Design is a program for 2nd – 5th graders to develop an innovative mindset. The students will work to solve a problem they face regularly. This fun, hands-on camp teaches problem-solving, collaboration, and the process of innovation by pairing campers with university professionals with patenting knowledge and experience. A rigorously tested 8-step process makes it a fun and productive experience where kids engage in understanding, breaking, and making, not just watching! Want to see projects in action? Click here to check them out!

In March 2023, participating students will have an opportunity to showcase their prototype at EMUiNVENT, a regional invention competition to win cool prizes.

Join us weekly after-school program at SPARK East Innovation Center (215 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti) Tuesdays starting October 18, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The camp fee is $358 per student. Students may bring their own laptops.

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This program is sponsored by EMU Invent and Ann Arbor SPARK.