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“If you don’t give up on yourself, we won’t give up on you.”
CodeDay — a 24 hour technology "lock-in" — gives students the time and focus they need to start building projects they care about.
Seven young men and women from six different countries invent a dream career app … and follow their own dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs.
If there’s one thing Nathan Myhrvold learned from his mentorship experience with Stephen Hawking, it's that "wisdom comes when you’re surrounded by people with different interests."
Austin, Chief Engineer for a high school FIRST Robotics team, discusses the thrill of the competition and lessons learned in science, technology, and teamwork.
"Delve into your own interest and learn to love it. See if there are ways that you can mix what you like to do with something in the STEM field."
In an open letter from the CEO and founder of STEMconnector, Edie Fraser describes how STEM is the foundation of invention.
Congratulations to all of the Washington FIRST Robotics teams that competed in the Ultimate Ascent Washington regional in April. Dozens of IV volunteers were involved to help student-run teams gain hands-on STEM experience building robots. Auburn Mountainview High School, mentored by Ken Poppe of IV’s Invention Development Fund, received the Chairman’s Award—FIRST’s highest honor given to the team that best embodies the FIRST spirit. Find out how you can get involved at www.usfirst.org.
The Expanding Your Horizons Network connects girls with STEM through mentorship and hands-on experience.
FIRST uses robots to teach teens the fundamentals of invention and business.
"Usually, coming to the realization that a significant need exists in a particular problem area is a necessary precursor to thinking about a compelling inventive solution."
"Although every invention is unique and follows a different path, I find the basic process begins with a flash of insight that there is a possibility for an improvement..."
“I see opportunities to solve problems or inconveniences that we experience by just… living life.”
“What keeps me going? Knowing that innovation is truly valued.”
“At first I invented for the thrill of it … later it was because my quality of life depended on it.”
“Invention is a collaborative process. Two brains will always produce more ideas than one.”
Inventor and physicist Vincenzo Casasanta talks about his own process of invention and the path one can take from self- to team-brainstorming.
Renowned inventor and physicist David R. Smith offers his thoughts on history’s most influential inventors and what it takes to join that esteemed list.
Inventor and hacker Pablos Holman talks about his approach to nurturing an inventive personality and some of the common traits he sees in successful inventors.
Lucio approaches invention quite systematically—as a science, not an art. He identifies relevant problems that have inadequate solutions based on known techniques.
Heretical, fearless, and fueled by distraction, Pablos Holman has turned inventing into a career.
“Working with people from different backgrounds can create surprising solutions—solutions that no one would have thought of on their own.”
The Boao Forum for Asia came to North America for the first time this year, and Seattle proudly hosted what’s become a prestigious gathering of the brightest minds in government, business, and academia.
Global health organizations are searching for the key to put global infectious diseases in check. In the age of big data, computer models could reveal the answer.
A Salter Sink uses free, unlimited energy from the waves and requires no moving parts—a simple way to perform an enormous task that can save billions of dollars and hundreds of lives.
In this video by the New America Foundation, IV CEO Nathan Myhrvold discusses the need for new low-carbon energy sources and why IV applied its inventive brainpower toward safer nuclear energy.
Inventions to store and transport vaccines could help reduce the nearly one million childhood deaths each year from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Nathan Myhrvold discusses the magic of invention and why more inventors should be applying it toward problems in the developing world.
With average global temperatures on the rise, inventors should consider Plan B for curbing climate change.