The National Inventors Hall of Fame is not your average brick and mortar museum. We continue to drive innovation forward, through programs that bring invention outside of the museum and into the classroom.
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National Inventors Hall of Fame Programs
Programs range from preschool to college and are designed to impact young minds through fun, hands-on activities infused with the spirit of innovation.
Annually, National Inventors Hall of Fame programs impact more than 150,000 children, 18,000 educators and team members, and 1,800 schools and districts.
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Building an Innovation Ecosystem
Today, the National Inventors Hall of Fame's mission is to not only honor, but also to inspire and challenge the coming generations. This mission is the driving force behind our Innovation Ecosystem, which has been brought to life in the Museum.
The Innovation Ecosystem is designed to inspire people of all ages to embrace STEM, Creative Problem Solving, Invention, Collaboration, Failing Fast and Entrepreneurship.
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The Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame inspire the curriculum for our educational programs. These programs cultivate creativity and challenge the next generation to continue discovering and inventing.
The next several slides are images of invention prototypes developed by National Inventors Hall of Fame program participants.
Click through to see what inventions may be hitting the market in the near future!
While at Camp Invention, a program for K-6 graders, one young innovator developed what he called the Phone Fetcher. He was inspired by heated car seats to make this phone case that warms your hands in winter or cools them in summer. His programmable Phone Fetcher is ready to answer that frequent question, "Where's my phone?" This unique and innovative idea earned a spot on display at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum.
Featured in the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, Camp Invention Mighty Minds Winner Oyon Ganguli invented a device to recycle used water. His prototype, The Cleaner, aims to reduce the amount of wasted water people use on a daily basis by filtering and cleaning it for people to use again.
The Flying Shoe
Camp Invention camper Melody knew the sky was the limit for her invention, because she invented a flying shoe! Inspired by the take apart component at camp, which encourages all campers to use pieces and parts of multiple items to recreate new prototypes, she used an article of clothing that people wear every day to create a new invention. Just press a button and BAM – lift off!
Two-in-One Fashion Hat
Trendy and innovative! Invented at Club Invention, a program for 1-6 graders, this stylish, new hat has earrings built in. No need to purchase these two accessories separately anymore, because this two-in-one fashion staple is perfect for those on the go!
Through the exploration of circuitry basics, an Invention Project participant created their very own Crab Mini-Bot prototype. Before building the prototype, this young innovator worked out the details in their Inventor Log, following a similar process that many inventors follow. Invention Project is a program for children in grades 6-9.
Developed by a Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC) team, InMEDBio, Phoenix-Aid is a five-layer bandage that meshes the ABC's of chronic wound care: accelerate healing, block pathogens, and comfort wound, into one cost-effective product that is ideal for patients in developing countries. The InMEDBio team, made up of University of Virginia undergraduate students Paco Abiad and Ashwinraj Karthikeyan, placed third at CIC.
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Every year, thanks to many generous donors, we are able to provide thousands of underserved children across the country with the opportunity to participate in our programs.
Thank you to our more than 2,100 educational sponsors including Army Educational Outreach Program, Ford Motor Company, Nordson Corporation Foundation, AbbVie Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, and ShurTech Brands.
Learn more about becoming a sponsor, or find out how you can bring an innovation experience to your community.