Are you smarter than a 5 year old? Highlights from the Global Innovation Field Trip
The GIFT, or Global Innovation Field Trip, showcases the innovations of inventors as young as five to adults in a 24-hour marathon of online presentations. The second virtual event was hosted this past week, on July 9 and 10, and featured presenters from across the globe who are changing the world with their groundbreaking innovations.
Elementary school students from the UK showed off their recent inventions, innovators from Mexico shared their robots and projects, and educators and innovators from across the world showcased their research into the most pressing issues of our time. Watching this momentous event, it was impossible not to feel inspired by the creativity and problem solving skills or the under 18 participants.
The first ever GIFT, held in May, consisted of more than 300 presenters from 17 countries. It’s fair to say that this event truly shows off the global spirit of innovation and improving the world around us for the better. The Global Innovation Field Trip organization has two more of these amazing virtual events planned for September and November. Make sure to check their website often for updates about how to participate or present!
Watch the July and May Global Innovation Field Trips on YouTube here! Also, check out Ashley’s May presentation about Career In STEM: