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Invention Project is Coming to the Middle School

Invention Project is coming to Herricks Union Free School District!

Attention aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs! Dive into the world of innovation with Invention Project®, an immersive experience designed for students in sixth through ninth grade. Grab your friends, bring your creative minds and turn your ideas into reality.

Herricks Middle School is proud to host Invention Project beginning on June 27, 2019 in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF).

Explore circuitry, energy, bioengineering and economics through hands-on projects as you design high-tech prototypes that solve real-world issues. Develop an effective business model, build your brand, pitch your plan to investors and take your invention to market!

In Invention Project, students participate in different daily activities. You will:

  • Receive inspiration from NIHF Inductees, such as Post-it® Notes co-inventor Spencer Silver and a transportation device challenge from Steadicam® inventor Garrett Brown.
  • Become inspired by the work of Nike® co-founder and NIHF Inductee William Bowerman to develop innovative shoes and then enter a mock free-market economy.
  • Explore circuitry basics as you design and challenge your own motor-powered creatures and meet H.E.R.A.L.D., a search and rescue robot made by collegiate inventors.

Although the business deals are simulated, the skills, friendships and fun are real. It all takes place in an environment that inspires and supports individuality.

When Invention Project comes to an end, innovators won’t have a patent, but they’ll have the skills and confidence to make anything possible in the future.

The total cost of the program is $270. Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/invention-project or call 800-968-4332 to secure a spot today!  

For more information please contact Nicole pucci (npucci@herricks.org) or Josephine Bruno (jbruno@herricks.org).