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How is CIC Offered to Students?

There are several ways students can participate in a CIC  Program:

- through their school, whether in school, at an after school program, as part of an enrichment program, or part of an intervention program;
- in a homeschooling environment;
- through a non-school program, such as an invention club or organized groups such as 4H and Scouts
- or as an independent study

You spoke up and we listened! Due to scheduling constraints in schools and student's workloads, CIC has put Regional Events on hiatus. For 2018-19, there will be only one Invention Convention, the Annual State Final Event scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019. Please pay attention to teacher handouts, emails and other communication on this website. 

Please read the information below that pertains to the way your student(s) participate(s) in the CIC Program to detemine how these processes affect you, the parent. Should you require additional information or clarification, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name, the student's name, their teacher's name, their school, and your question or problem.  


Students Who Participate in CIC Through a In-School, After School, Non-School Club or Group Program:

Enrollment:

The student will be enrolled in the CIC program by their teacher or program leader by a deadline date determined by CIC. Prior to that date, teachers may periodically send announcements, forms, instructions, and other information pertaining to the CIC program, home with the student. While there is no fee for the student to participate at the school/program level, there is an event registration fee of $45 to participate in the CIC Annual State Finals Event. 

CIC Annual State Final Event Registration:

If your student is selected to move on from the local school invention convention to the State Final, and the school has identified you, the parents, as the party responsible for paying the registration fee ($45), you will receive an email with a link for payment by credit card. Once paid, you will receive a confirmation email with another link to CIC's Photo/Video/Social Media Permission Waiver. Along with their paid registration, acceptance of the waiver permits your student to participate in the CIC Annual State Final Even.t  The schedule, agenda, and directions to the State Final Events is listed on the Event Page under Student Events.  

 

For legal reasons, students are NOT allowed to register themselves and all registrations must be done by an adult (teachers/parents), and also applies for registration for the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo, NICEE, held at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, in Dearborn, Michigan.


Students are Homeschooled or Cannot Otherwise Participate in CIC Through a School/After School Program, Because the Program is Not Offered to Them:

Most K-12 students who would like to participate in a CIC program can do so through their school or after school/club/group, but if none of those options is available, a K-12 student may participate in the CIC as in Independent Study Student (ISS).

Students are Qualified to Participate as an ISS only if they fall into one of these situations:

  • They are Home-schooled
  • Student's school has not joined the CIC program, but the student wants to participate in CIC
  • Student's school has joined the CIC program, but participation in the school's CIC program is not offered to the student. For example, the student may be in 8th grade, but the school is doing the program with 4th graders.

Important to Note: If the school gives the student the opportunity to participate, regardless of their grade, but the student decides not to participate with their school, they cannot participate as an ISS.  If, for any reason, the school does NOT select the student to move on to the CIC Annual State Final Event, the student can NOT then register for the CIC State Final event as an ISS.   

Only K-12 students who fall into one of the situations above can participate in the CIC as an ISS. With your child present, please read Guidelines for Inventors for important information regarding the rules for participation in CIC Invention Convention.

Program Registration:

Your student's participating in CIC's program begins with emailing Christine Lawlor-King, CIC Director of Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.The earlier the better, to meet the registration deadline date of April 7, 2019.

Event Registration Fee:

Fees to participate in the CIC Annual State Final is $45 and must be paid at the time of registration. All fees are due and payable before the event.  The parent is sent an email with a link to pay by credit card. Once paid, the parent receives an email confirming the student's registration along with a link to accept the Photo/Video/Social Media waivers. Along with their paid registration, this waiver permits the student to participate in the CIC State Final Event. The schedule, agenda, and directions to the State Final Events is listed on the Event Page under Student Events.

 

 

For legal reasons, students are NOT allowed to register themselves and all registrations must be done by an adult, which also applies for registration for the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo, NICEE, held at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, in Dearborn, Michigan..  For all CIC events, registration for Homeschooled/ISS students is handled through the parent contacting Christine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..