USPTO’s National Summer Teacher Institute

USPTO’s National Summer Teacher Institute

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Are you a K-12 educator looking to integrate invention education and STEM concepts into your classroom? Apply today to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI), a unique professional development experience to learn how to unlock the power of intellectual property (IP) and STEM to give students the skills, mindset, and confidence they need to succeed. Applications for this year’s program, which will take place July 16-21 in St. Louis, Missouri, are being accepted until March 31, 2023.  

  • Work with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts, inventors, university faculty and NSTI teacher ambassadors to explore IP, innovation, and STEM concepts
  • Access state of the art labs to design and build prototypes as part of a week-long invention project
  • Collaborate and share best practices with educators from around the country
  • Receive teaching materials, lesson plans, and activities to take back to the classroom  

If selected, flight and lodging costs are covered for teachers who live more than 50 miles from the venue in St. Louis. Teachers who reside less than 50 miles from the NSTI venue will receive all the benefits of the program except travel and lodging support.  You can find more information about the program, including answers to frequently asked questions, on the NSTI program webpage. Space is limited: apply by March 31, 2023. 

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07/16/2023 @ 08:00 AM (CDT)

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