STEAM Lesson Plan: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice

Lesson Plan Title: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice Grades: K-12 Baby, it’s cold outside. And that means it’s also icy. Many times, school is canceled if the roads are deemed dangerous for driving, but that can be avoided by salting the roads.  We see salt trucks everywhere during the winter months, and our[…]

Kurt Mahan Inventionland Institute

Teacher Feature: Kurt Mahan, Brownsville Area School District

Kurt Mahan may be in his inaugural year of teaching the Inventionland Institute Curriculum, but he’s no stranger to the classroom or the world of business. Mahan, whose class list includes courses such as Intro to Business, Entrepreneurship, Banking and Personal Finance, Computer Applications, Marketing and Product Development, Broadcasting and Video Production, and Advanced Career[…]

Teacher Feature: Meghan Hull, Berkshire Junior/Senior High School

Meghan Hull began her teaching career 15 years ago, but, like any seasoned pro, knows that she constantly has to change what and how she teaches in order to meet the needs of her students. Berkshire School District implemented Inventionland Institute’s curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year and she is helping both students and teachers[…]

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[…]

Inventionland Introduces STEM Training to Pittsburgh Educators

The doors of our expansive 61,000-square-foot creative design facility were open once again as we ushered in 22 curriculum directors from 17 different Pittsburgh area school districts. Why is everyone so interested in seeing what goes on inside Inventionland? Because we’re working to deliver the innovative tools, interactive resources and state-of-the-art course materials to prepare today’s students[…]

Pittsburgh is Kicking Off a Week-long Innovation Celebration – Get Involved!

In just hours, Pittsburgh, home to our creative design facility, Inventionland, is kicking off an entire week dedicated to something that we’re quite fond of… innovation! After all, it was here, in Pittsburgh, that our founder and CEO, George Davison, developed his nine-step inventing method that we’ve turned into an interactive educational tool for teachers to[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]