Preparing K-8th graders today with the innovative skills they will need tomorrow to succeed in life and work in the 21st century.
Inventors solve problems.
CSIC brings experiential, applied STEM invention learning to Kindergarten-8th grade students, encouraging students to develop critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills to positively impact their own lives and communities.
Innovation and problem solving are skills of the future
of children in school today will work in a career that does not yet exist.
The CSIC Approach
Training in our flexible, experiential free invention curriculum
Ongoing professional development and access to resources for educators
Mentorship with industry professionals for K-8 students
Celebration of student prototypes at escalating events (local, regional, national)
Integrates STEM, computer science, and physical engineering.
Builds confidence, resilience and
Connects to real-world problems and companies.
Designed with you in mind
CSIC doesn’t just benefit students – it’s specially built to help educators
Engage Your Classroom
Inspire students with the chance to build meaningful skills that will stay with them all their lives.
Enhance your skills for leading students through real-world problem-solving.
Connect to Larger Community
Expand your network and become part of Chicago’s world-class innovation ecosystem.