Innovation Camp 2021

Monday, August 09, 2021 - Saturday, August 14, 2021
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA

High School Innovation Camp

This camp will introduce basic principles and best practices of the innovation process and provide the opportunity to develop and present an innovation plan.

Space is limited to 30 campers. Please register early.

At camp, you will:

  • Learn ins and outs of the innovative process from accomplished innovators, such as Arthur Fry, inventor of the Post-It Note; Roger Appeldorn, inventor of the overhead projector.
  • Work with a team to develop, write, and present an innovation plan that focuses on market analysis, financial planning, risk management, design thinking, systems thinking, opportunity analysis, and intellectual property.

Camp details

Who: Students entering or in grades 9–12

When: August 9–13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and August 14, 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Where: Hamline University's Saint Paul campus

Cost: $398 per person before May 31; $498 per person after May 31. The cost includes 5 lunches, supplies, water bottle, and T-shirt.

Deposit: $50 nonrefundable deposit for those who wish to be considered for a scholarship and $200 nonrefundable deposit for all other registrants.


Scholarships may be available based on financial need and are awarded on a first come, first served basis. To apply, submit an essay about why the camp is important to you and how the scholarship helps your participation (500–1000 words) to Dr. Lifeng Dong at no later than April 30, 2021.

For more information contact: Dr. Lifeng Dong, Department of Physics 651.523.2634 •

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