No Such Thing: K12 Education in the Digital Age

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Project Invent: Programs and Tools for Engineering Impact

Ep. 70

In Project Invent, high school students invent technologies that solve real-world problems. We train mentors, publish resources, run events, and connect communities to ensure students are getting a transformative learning opportunity through inventing a change. "Inventing Change," doesn't that sound more like the class you'd envision for young learners in the digital age?

Project Invent empowers students with the 21st century skills to succeed individually and impact globally. The goal is to create a generation of fearless problem solvers.



Connie Liu

Founder, Project Invent

Connie is a mechanical engineer from MIT, passionate educator, and founder of Project Invent. She most recently taught design thinking & engineering at The Nueva School. Now, she runs Project Invent to inspire high school students nationwide to invent technologies that make a difference. She is also an inventor herself, creating assistive technologies to empower those with disabilities.


Justin Buys

Justin Buys is a student in Apex, North Carolina, who has a passion for engineering and computer sciences. Justin has spent over 4 years learning and working with Autodesk applications. Currently he is part of a team working to create assistive products for people with ambulatory disabilities. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, reading, and working with his Boy Scout troop. Sambo Mockbee


Claire Powell

Claire Powell is studying engineering and business at Illinois Institute of Technology. During high school, Claire participated in robotics, rebuilt an engine, and customized a motorcycle. She is currently participating in a model airplane competition and works on the propulsion team. Her favorite type of music is heavy metal, and she loves the snow.


Project Invent: 

Project Invent: https://projectinvent.org/

Connie Lieu, Forbes 30-Under-30, Education: https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2020/education/#64c427ebe6eb

The documentary is called "Citizen Architect". Here's a link to it's website: http://citizenarchitectfilm.com/index.php

Also its Amazon page: https://amazon.com/Citizen-Architect-Samuel-Mockbee-Spirit/dp/B07G9N2TV8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=citizen+architect&qid=1571273935&sr=8-1

POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome): https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16560-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots


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