Challenge Summit

The Challenge Summit returns June 3, 2021, virtually!

Don’t miss the exciting culminating event of the Invent the Future Challenge.

Join family, friends, and community members (including education, business, and government leaders) to celebrate student inventors.

Team inventions will be judged by professionals from organizations around the community — with awards presented in various categories.

KID Museum staff is hard at work preparing an interactive and exciting virtual event to celebrate all of the hard work from students across the region. Stay tuned for more details!


Challenge Summit 2019
Photo Credit: Edwin Remsberg Photography

2019 Award Winners


  • Argyle Middle School: The Trashulizer 3000
  • Herbert Hoover Middle School: Safe B Plastics
  • Multi-School Team: Detection and mitigation of aflatoxin in crops
  • Sidwell Friends School: The Throw and Grow Cup


  • Argyle Middle School: Nurd Nechs, Inc.
  • Herbert Hoover Middle School: Tri-Disposable Cup
  • Robert Frost Middle School: Saltwater Purification
  • Silver Spring International Middle School: Design Nation


  • Earl B. Wood Middle School: Inventors 101
  • Neelsville Middle School: Wind Powered Oven
  • Roberto Clemente Middle School: Ultrasonic Algae Shark
  • White Oak Middle School: Garden of the Future

Judges’ Choice

  • Benjamin Banneker Middle School: Alternative Transportation
  • Newport Mill Middle School: Ground-Effect Vehicle
  • Sligo Middle School: Dam/Water Filter
  • Team Tech Ninjas: Smart Gardener Watering System