Our mission is to use the processes of innovation and invention to encourage curiosity and creativity, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and create a community of individuals who value education, STEM, and their application.
Our Executive Director
Kelly Aceto is the Founder and Executive Director of Illinois Invents. She has 15 years of experience in administration of a not-for-profit center within an educational institution. Having grown up with the CT Invention Convention, she is excited to bring this opportunity to Illinois.
Provide resources to teachers in Illinois to help teach critical thinking, problem solving, and STEM.
Provide an opportunity for students who excel at these skills to exhibit their work and earn scholarships.