We are excited to announce that the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) will be a part of the upcoming “All About STEM” event presented by the Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office!
Families in the Detroit area are invited to attend this free, kid-friendly event offering hands-on opportunities to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), entrepreneurship and intellectual property.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Detroit Public Library Main Branch, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Registration: This event is FREE, but registration is highly encouraged — register online or call 313-446-4800
What can you expect at All About STEM?
You’ll find a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities offered by leaders in STEM fields, including Optibot™, air cannon and magnetic fishing activities presented by NIHF and our Camp Invention® program.
The children’s library will also be turned into a makerspace, allowing children to tinker, innovate and explore STEM concepts in an environment that encourages creative thinking.
United States Patent and Trademark Office staff and volunteers will discuss innovation and invention, and they will lead exercises on intellectual property topics including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
What makes this such a great opportunity for families?
The All About STEM event is the perfect opportunity to spark children’s interest in STEM! The event allows children to gain valuable exposure to and hands-on experience in innovation, all at no cost to families.
Research shows that when children are exposed to innovation and invention at an early age, they are more likely to become innovative adults. By giving them the chance to directly interact with STEM ideas and tools, we can help them build confidence and guide them toward a more innovative future.
Combining STEM learning with an introduction to intellectual property, this event can also help children begin to understand their rights as creators and discover how the U.S. patent system can protect and empower them.