COMPETITIONMuseVention 2023

From Imagination to Innovation
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An all-encompassing educational program that nurtures invention and entrepreneurship abilities in students from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

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An all-encompassing educational program that nurtures invention and entrepreneurship abilities in students from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

On 22 December 2023

  • Event: Musevention 2023
  • Venue: Science City, Kolkata
  • TIme: 10:00am
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On 22 December 2023

  • Event: Musevention 2023
  • Venue: Science City, Kolkata
  • TIme: 10:00am

ISR LIFE, USA in association with OUR LADY QUEEN OF THE MISSIONS SCHOOL, PARK CIRCUS

About

MuseVention, an innovative educational initiative, is dedicated to empowering K-12 students with essential skills and knowledge through hands-on, real-world, project-based learning. This approach not only enhances their academic growth but also nurtures critical life skills and fosters a culture of invention.

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About

MuseVention, an innovative educational initiative, is dedicated to empowering K-12 students with essential skills and knowledge through hands-on, real-world, project-based learning. This approach not only enhances their academic growth but also nurtures critical life skills and fosters a culture of invention.

What you need to do

  1. Register
  2. Participate in the MuseVention Workshops
  3. Build your invention
  4. Record the process in the MuseVention log
  5. Exhibit and present your invention
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What you need to do

  1. Register
  2. Participate in the MuseVention Workshops
  3. Build your invention
  4. Record the process in the MuseVention log
  5. Exhibit and present your invention

Minimum Requirement

Must be an original creation by the registered student/team members. However, assistance obtained from other with necessary resources including procurement and logistics is acceptable.

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Minimum Requirement

Must be an original creation by the registered student/team members. However, assistance obtained from other with necessary resources including procurement and logistics is acceptable.

Judging

All entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Creativity (20 Points): Skill in showcasing individual imagination and interpretation
  • Journal(20 Points): Detailing in Musevention Log
  • Use of materials (20 Points): Skill in incorporating
  • Appearance and visual value (20 Points): Skill in creating
  • Presentation (20 Points): Skill in Communication

Decision of the Judges will be final.

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Judging

All entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Creativity (20 Points): Skill in showcasing individual imagination and interpretation
  • Journal(20 Points): Detailing in Musevention Log
  • Use of materials (20 Points): Skill in incorporating
  • Appearance and visual value (20 Points): Skill in creating
  • Presentation (20 Points): Skill in Communication

Decision of the Judges will be final.

Exhibit

  1. Create a Folder title in any online drives(google drive, dropbox etc).
  2. Upload your log(pdf), images etc to the folder.
  3. Share the folder with read permission to the ISR email.
  4. Exhibit and present your invention.
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Exhibit

  1. Create a Folder title in any online drives(google drive, dropbox etc).
  2. Upload your log(pdf), images etc to the folder.
  3. Share the folder with read permission to the ISR email.
  4. Exhibit and present your invention.

Frequently Asked Questions

Musevention?

MuseVention is coined from “Muse + Invention” which refers to the creative inspiration or source of ideas that leads to the process of invention. The word “muse” in this context refers to a source of artistic or intellectual inspiration, often personified as a deity or a force that sparks creativity. In Greek mythology, the Muses were the nine goddesses of the arts and sciences who were believed to inspire poets, musicians, and inventors.

The concept of a muse inspiring invention suggests that many inventors and creative thinkers throughout history have drawn inspiration from various sources, whether it’s nature, personal experiences, scientific knowledge, or artistic influences. This inspiration then drives them to innovate and come up with new ideas, solutions, or inventions.

For example, famous inventors like Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Leonardo da Vinci are known to have drawn inspiration from a wide range of sources and experiences in their creative processes. Their ability to connect seemingly unrelated ideas and draw inspiration from various aspects of life contributed to their innovative breakthroughs.

In essence, MuseVention underscores the idea that creativity and invention are often intertwined, and the spark of inspiration can be a significant catalyst for the inventive process.

What is the Purpose of Musevention?

MuseVention, an innovative educational initiative, is dedicated to empowering K-12 students with essential skills and knowledge through hands-on, real-world, project-based learning. This approach not only enhances their academic growth but also nurtures critical life skills and fosters a culture of invention.

Early Skill Development: By engaging K-12 students in real-world projects, MuseVention fosters the development of skills like problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and creativity from a young age. These skills serve as the foundation for future invention.

Relevance to Curriculum: The program ensures that K-12 students find relevance and meaning in their education, as they see how classroom knowledge can be applied practically. This relevance motivates students and enhances their engagement, setting the stage for inventive thinking.

Preparation for the Future: MuseVention equips K-12 students with the skills and mindset necessary for future success, whether in higher education or their careers. Invention becomes a natural extension of this preparedness.

Holistic Learning: Project-based learning encourages K-12 students to explore subjects in an interdisciplinary way, connecting knowledge from various subjects to solve real-world problems. This holistic approach fosters a well-rounded understanding that can lead to innovative solutions.

Encouraging Innovation: By introducing innovation and creativity to K-12 students early on, MuseVention helps nurture young thinkers and problem solvers who are not just prepared for future challenges but are also inclined towards invention as a means to address them.

Personal Growth: Involvement in hands-on projects boosts K-12 students’ confidence and self-esteem. They take ownership of their learning and witness the results of their efforts, inspiring them to embark on inventive journeys.

Career Exploration: Older K-12 students benefit from opportunities to explore potential career paths and interests through MuseVention. This exploration can lead to a deeper understanding of their passions and spark inventive ideas for their future careers.

Community Engagement: Some MuseVention projects address local or community issues, fostering a sense of social responsibility and civic engagement among K-12 students. These experiences can lead to inventions that benefit their communities and beyond.

MuseVention transforms traditional education into a dynamic and engaging experience, empowering them to become active learners, problem solvers, creative thinkers, and inventors. MuseVention ignites a passion for invention as students see the potential to create meaningful solutions to real-world problems, preparing them to contribute to a brighter, more innovative future.

Who is a Mindful Innovator?

MuseVention values a “mindful inventor”, someone who combines the principles of mindfulness with the process of Invention or innovation. Mindfulness is a mental practice that involves being fully present and aware in the moment, without judgment. When applied to the field of innovation, being a mindful inventor means approaching the creative and problem-solving process with a heightened level of awareness and intentionality.

Here are some key characteristics and practices of a mindful inventor:

Present Moment Awareness: Mindful inventors stay fully present in their creative process. They focus on the task at hand, avoiding distractions and mental clutter.

Open-Mindedness: They approach challenges and opportunities with an open mind, free from preconceived notions and biases. This allows for more creative and innovative thinking.

Curiosity: A mindful inventor maintains a curious mindset, asking questions, seeking to understand deeply, and exploring multiple perspectives.

Non-Judgment: They suspend judgment of themselves and others during the creative process. This helps to reduce fear of failure and encourages experimentation.

Resilience: Mindful inventors are better equipped to handle setbacks and failures, as they don’t dwell on them excessively. Instead, they learn from their experiences and move forward.

Empathy: They consider the needs and perspectives of others, which can lead to more human-centered and empathetic innovation.

Mindful Listening: They actively listen to others, which can lead to better collaboration and the incorporation of diverse viewpoints.

Self-Awareness: Mindful inventors are aware of their own thought processes, emotions, and biases. This self-awareness helps them make more conscious and informed decisions.

Mindful Decision-Making: They make decisions with careful consideration, weighing the pros and cons and understanding the potential impact of their choices.

Balanced Approach: They seek a balance between action and reflection. While they take action to bring their innovative ideas to life, they also take time to reflect and refine their strategies.

Incorporating mindfulness into the innovation process can lead to more sustainable and thoughtful solutions, reduced stress, and increased overall well-being. It can also help individuals and teams navigate the complexities and uncertainties often associated with innovation.

By practicing mindfulness, individuals can foster a deeper connection with their creativity, tap into their intuition, and approach innovation with a more profound sense of purpose and clarity. This can lead to more meaningful and impactful innovations in various domains, from technology and business to art and social change.

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