Unlock your students' potential with our STEM education programs

Our inventor-inspired curricula is designed to:

  • Encourage entrepreneurship and the importance of Intellectual Property knowledge
  • Develop skills that enable children to apply creative problem solving to their everyday lives
  • Build an understanding that failure is a necessary point on the path to success
  • Introduce children to inventors they can relate to and look up to as career role models
  • Ignite creativity and collaboration through the process of invention
  • Inspire students to apply the STEM concepts you teach
  • Reduce disparity in STEM fields
  • Cultivate a passion for innovation
  • Bring personalized learning to your classroom
  • Improve student engagement and performance
  • Boost student confidence
  • Be turnkey, flexible and immersive


  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The National Inventors Hall of Fame program exceedingly met the areas of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. The students were excited about coming to school, unheard of for summer school, and want this program next year.”
    Sam Genis

    Principal, Durfee Elementary School

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The [students] are completely engaged from the minute they get there until the minute they leave. It really is a great week.”
    Cindy Tarello


  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The students LOVED Club Invention! As their STEM teacher I could see them applying the skills and content learned through the club in their regular STEM time. As for the program, I was pleased with how easy it was to instruct the program.”
    Maureen Plunkett

    STEM Teacher

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “I have had 14 students attend the program. It has been absolutely amazing! I can't say enough good things about Club Invention. This is the way education should be in the classroom, every day! I'm so pleased to have been a part of it. Thank you!”
    Denise Hallinan

    Gregory Elementary School

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “These kids are so filled with enthusiasm and excitement because they are experiencing and seeing things for the first time.”
    Monica Jarvis


  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The activities and the skills that they learn at Camp Invention really transfer to the outside world. They’re encouraged to come up with ideas, brainstorm, hypothesize and make mistakes — it’s all part of the learning process!”
    Tania Gonzalez

    Director, Commons Elementary School

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “Kids learn by experiencing things, not by studying things and repeating what they study. Providing an environment where children can learn the material, how it comes together, and how it works, in a climate of play, that’s an unbelievable thing.”
    Federico Faggin

    Inductee, Co-inventor of the Microprocessor

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “Math, science and invention are some of the greatest places for creativity with our children.”
    Ericka Howard

    Mother of an Invention Playground participant

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “I love seeing the innovative and inventive creations campers produce and genuinely enjoy watching the older students step in as leaders and teachers throughout the week of camp.”
    Heather Falotico

    Director, Sparta Middle School, New Jersey

We offer the most effective STEM learning opportunities

Select the right program to accomplish your goals

Invention Playground

Encourage preschoolers to discover their inner innovators by getting them involved in open-ended activities rooted in creativity and play.

Camp Invention

K–6th grade
Immersive, hands-on STEM challenges build confidence and creativity in elementary students, while offering leadership opportunities for older students (7th-9th grade Leaders-in-Training, and high school and college Leadership Interns).

Club Invention

1st–6th grade
With a National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductee-inspired curriculum, students build 21st-century skills through extracurricular activity while learning the value of teamwork.

STEM Maker Lab

1st–6th grade
This robust, flexible curriculum enhances the makerspace experience, empowering students to solve realistic challenges, design prototypes and use the latest tech tools.

Invention Project

6th–9th grade
Empower the next generation of entrepreneurs with a curriculum that focuses on turning ideas into inventions and bringing inventions to market.

Professional Development

Though our Professional Development program, we demonstrate how to simply and comfortably integrate STEM into your classroom.

All partner program team members receive a letter of recognition from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a certificate representing up to 3 CEUs. Acceptance of CEUs is subject to your state or district continuing education requirements.

Each of our programs qualifies for the following funding:
  • Title I
  • Title II
  • Title III
  • Title IV
  • 21st CCLC
  • Migrant Education
  • Early Learning Challenge
  • State and local district resources

Learn more about our programs