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Invention Education

Check out Invention Education: Portraits, Strategies and Starting Points podcast series, the latest installment in our STEM Talks series.

Empowering communities through inven...

An Interview with Arthur Daemmrich, Director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation Starting out Arthur Daemmrich, director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention …

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Saving children and pets from death ...

Mother, Wanda Ray, beams with pride about her daughter’s invention and the impact it had on her confidence.  As a kid, Wanda played with dollhouses and Barbies. She doesn’t recall doing any inventing …

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An autonomous tool helping to save b...

SwineTech CEO, Matthew Rooda, shares how his company is helping to save the world Voice recognition is a very big part of life at SwineTech. Leveraging voice recognition, SwineTech listens to little b …

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Bringing students together through i...

An interview with Oakland Park, Florida Educator Clara Mabour Clara Mabour teaches biology, marine science, and global perspectives at her alma mater Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Florida. As …

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Leading the world to whatever is nex...

Oregon educator, Katrina Hull, is preparing the next generation of problem solvers Katrina Hull looks back and doesn’t know how she ended up as a CTE teacher. “I think I just kept saying yes, over and …

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Underdogs to rocket systems champs

Teacher, Doug Scott, shows us how to get the disconnected kids involved Rocket Boys “I had four students that participated on our Lemelson MIT event team in 2013 and 2014 – Ford, Jason, Nick and Jim,” …

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Women as engineers – encouragi...

An interview with mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Katelyn Sweeney Mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Katelyn Sweeny is pretty convinced that everybody has an internal venture with which they’ …

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Toggling Switches, Loading Decks, In...

Raul “Rudy” Reyna Credits Early Invention Experience for Life’s Successes Dr. Raul “Rudy” Reyna was in high school and he asked his geometry teacher a question that would change his life: “What is a c …

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Failing forward, jumping up and down...

An interview with Portland, Oregon Educator Kristin Moon Testing the boundaries When Portland, Ore. teacher Kristin Moon taught in middle school, her classroom was directly above the school office. On …

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