Inventionland Prepares To Welcome Educators And Innovators To The 2017 STEM Summit

Inventionland will proudly welcome local leaders in the fields of education and technology to the annual STEM Summit later this month. Inventionland is a Platinum Sponsor of the event that takes place April 19 at Pittsburgh Technology College. The annual STEM Summit is an opportunity for educators and leadership from various non- and for-profit companies[…]

Burgettstown Sounds Off on the Top Five Reasons for Schools to Pursue Inventionland’s Real-World Inventing Course

Burgettstown Area School District is tackling the need for STEAM education and innovation in the classroom. The Burgettstown Area School District recently was just one school whose high school students recently completed their Inventionland Invention Contest pitches as part of our Inventionland Innovation Course! Assistant to the Superintendent Mandi Figlioli sat in as a judge during[…]

Charleroi Area Middle School Students Set to Explore Inventionland STEAM Curriculum This Fall

An educational shift has had school districts interested and moving full STEAM ahead in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Thanks to STEAM-related grants and funding, many schools now have an opportunity to bring innovation into their classrooms. From innovation labs and makerspaces to unique cross-curricular experiences, it’s evident that classrooms[…]

Inventionland Kicks Off 2017 by Joining Steelers, Chevron to Award $16,000 in Innovation Gifts to Classroom Leaders!

The Pittsburgh Steelers are used to being champions on the field; but, the team recently shared the spotlight with 16 area educators as part of the team’s “Leaders in the Classroom” program, an initiative also sponsored by Inventionland and the Chevron Corporation. The 16 Leaders in the Classroom were recognized at Heinz Field at the[…]

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[…]

Mount Union Area School District Experience at Inventionland Sparks Stronger Commitment to STEAM Initiatives in the Classroom

“I was surprised by the number of products that are released every day (from Inventionlnd). That statistic really impresses me! My students were surprised at the endless possibilities of careers that [prepare people to] work at [innovative companies like] Inventionland. They were under the impression that they had to be an engineer only to work[…]

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[…]

Warmest Wishes for Happy Holidays and an Innovative New Year!

  In all of the hustle and bustle this busy holiday week can bring, we want to pause for a moment to wish everyone a safe, happy holiday and a very merry New Year. As we celebrate the season with our family and friends, we’re able to reflect back on what an exciting year 2015[…]

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,[…]