Next Generation Makers Shine at Pittsburgh’s Avonworth School District

  Recently, the self-a-STEAM was abundant at Pittsburgh’s Avonworth Middle School. A cohort of eighth grade students completed real-world inventing coursework that derives directly from Inventionland’s proven nine-step inventing method. Facing a shark-tank panel that included Inventionland founder and CEO, George Davison, and Inventionland Creationeers, Tim and Tess, over 20 student groups presented new product[…]

Bringing Transformational Value to Students & Teachers Alike

At the core beginning of Inventionland, CEO and founder Mr. George Davison set out to transform the ordinary work environment by creating a unique space that would inspire. As we fast forward to present day, Inventionland has become the hub for what now serves as a source for not only forward-thinking ideas and innovation, but[…]

Copy This! The Apollo Ridge School District is Prepared to 3D Print!

Spring starts this weekend and we think we can speak for pretty much everyone when we say that we’re more than glad to welcome it and all the new beginnings it brings! Speaking of starting something new, one Pittsburgh-area middle school recently got a new beginning of their own when an administrator and a group[…]

Two New Student Groups are Springing into Real-World Inventing!

OK, it may be just a bit early to start touting spring’s arrival; but, as the season of renewal nears, we’re excited to announce that two new student groups will be giving our inventing curriculum a fresh new start! Recently we welcomed a group of twelve high school students from The Kiski School to our creative[…]

One Innovative Kiski School Space Inspires Another!

When The Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania reached out to us last summer for some help in creating a custom creative haven for their students, our founder and CEO George Davison, who also happens to be a proud Kiski alum, couldn’t have been happier to lend his creative expertise! The result of our collaboration with The Kiski[…]

We’re Collaborating to Help Remake Learning in Pittsburgh!

This week at the Inventionland Institute, we’re excited to welcome representatives from Pittsburgh’s Ligonier Valley School District. Though we’re always excited to welcome visitors to our very own creative makerspace, this visit is particularly exciting, because it marks the second time that Ligonier Valley representatives will visit Inventionland – in just one month’s time! Could[…]

New Year = New Outreach Opportunities!

Happy New Year! Though it may be hard to tackle those post-holiday back-to-work blues for some, here at the Inventionland Institute, we’ve hit the ground running in 2016! OK, OK – so, we also hit the snooze button several times earlier this week, too – but, an exciting visit from a possible future partner this[…]

The 2015 Chain Reaction Contraption Contest Offers Off-the-Charts Innovation!

Last week, a few of our team members had the pleasure of taking part in one of Pittsburgh’s coolest STEM-education events, the Chain Reaction Contraption Contest! The annual contest is held at the city’s Carnegie Science Center in conjunction with the Westinghouse Electric Company and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. For this year’s Chain Reaction Contraption Contest,[…]

What a Difference a Few Months Makes! See a Custom Makerspace We Created in Action!

It may be one thing for us to explain our capabilities in designing a creative space that allows students to immerse themselves in hands-on, project-based learning. But, to see a group of students doing just that in a space that we played a major role in creating takes all that talk to an entirely new[…]