DuBois Business College Students Complete Inventing Curriculum with Innovative Presentations!

Our creative design facility is always bursting with new designs, prototypes and products; but, last week, two groups of students from the DuBois Business College brought a little extra innovation to Inventionland. As part of our interactive, 9-step inventing course developed out of our Education Division, the groups began their journey into real-world inventing at our creative space. After a[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

A Sneak Peek at What’s in Store for 2016!

The gift-giving season is underway and hordes of deal-seekers may be taking advantage of Cyber Week sales to wrap up their holiday shopping. But, here at the Inventionland Institute, we’ve been keeping our own little surprise under wraps. Today, we’re dropping a hint about an exciting holiday-time happening that we’ve been working on. We’ve started our New[…]