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AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation

AC Invent Center Vision

To invent means to produce something for the first time through the use of the imagination and/or ingenious thinking and experiment. This encompasses the educational opportunities we give our students working in STEM, innovation, art/design, and research. We … 
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Invent Center Mission

At the AC Invent Center, our goal is to build enthusiasm, engagement, and fluency through authentic learning experiences. We challenge students to learn critical thinking, creativity in problem solving, reflection, and communication – solidifying skills that students can transfer across STEM content areas and the arts.



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HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS DAY! Our #STEM team is working so hard to engage every student at @acsrochester. I wish I could keep them all constantly supplied with coffee and chocolate!

HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS DAY! Our #STEM team is working so hard to engage every student at @acsrochester. I wish I could keep them all constantly supplied with coffee and chocolate! ...

Check out who I found on my desk at @acsrochester this morning!  A stick insect, maybe Diapheromera femorata. This critter eats deciduous foliage and really likes oak and hazelnut. #crypsis  #mimicry #funsciencewords #stemrocs

Check out who I found on my desk at @acsrochester this morning! A stick insect, maybe Diapheromera femorata. This critter eats deciduous foliage and really likes oak and hazelnut. #crypsis #mimicry #funsciencewords #stemrocs ...

Meet Becky Benchik-Watson, new faculty at @acsrochester! She has a BA and an MS in Mathematics and has taught at three Rochester colleges. So excited to have you at AC, Becky!

Meet Becky Benchik-Watson, new faculty at @acsrochester! She has a BA and an MS in Mathematics and has taught at three Rochester colleges. So excited to have you at AC, Becky! ...

Ms. Patty Glazer is another one of the new faculty we're excited to add to our team at @acsrochester. She has a BS in earth/environmental science and an MS in science education, and she will be teaching middle school science and Forensics! #stemrocs

Ms. Patty Glazer is another one of the new faculty we're excited to add to our team at @acsrochester. She has a BS in earth/environmental science and an MS in science education, and she will be teaching middle school science and Forensics! #stemrocs ...

Another one of our new faculty at @acsrochester is Mr. Alex Reinhardt, with a BS in Physics and an MS in software engineering. He will be teaching math and computer science electives and is a great addition to our team! #stemrocs

Another one of our new faculty at @acsrochester is Mr. Alex Reinhardt, with a BS in Physics and an MS in software engineering. He will be teaching math and computer science electives and is a great addition to our team! #stemrocs ...

Easy to miss this pollen drenched bumblebee in the flurry of back to school preparations...but the first step of any science or engineering adventure is to observe! @acsrochester

Easy to miss this pollen drenched bumblebee in the flurry of back to school preparations...but the first step of any science or engineering adventure is to observe! @acsrochester ...

When the students are away, the science teachers will play. Summer in the girls International house at @acsrochester....making boba from scratch with tapioca flour and lots of boiling!

When the students are away, the science teachers will play. Summer in the girls International house at @acsrochester....making boba from scratch with tapioca flour and lots of boiling! ...

Join us for this workshop taught by one of our AC students and ISEF finalists - she's amazing! Sign up here -https://allendalecolumbia.org/pop-up-classes/#girlswhocode #sciencefairwinner #stemrocs

Join us for this workshop taught by one of our AC students and ISEF finalists - she's amazing! Sign up here -https://allendalecolumbia.org/pop-up-classes/#girlswhocode #sciencefairwinner #stemrocs ...

Working on convocation awards for our seniors is a great reminder of how awesome they all are! We're always impressed by their accomplishments and look forward to hearing what they do next. @acsrochester

Working on convocation awards for our seniors is a great reminder of how awesome they all are! We're always impressed by their accomplishments and look forward to hearing what they do next. @acsrochester ...

Sunday night special. Homemade hot pot! Such a treat! #acinternational @acsrochester @acglobalengage @tkgjlb

Sunday night special. Homemade hot pot! Such a treat! #acinternational @acsrochester @acglobalengage @tkgjlb ...

Happy New Year! 
Source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-does-happy-new-year-even-really-mean-180953633/

Happy New Year!
Source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-does-happy-new-year-even-really-mean-180953633/
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