Masters - A national competition administrated by the
Society for Science & the Public
(Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), is a
prestigious science and engineering competition for middle school students. For
more information review the
Competition - National competition administrated by the National Inventors
Hall of Fame for college students designed to encourage activity in science,
engineering, mathematics, technology, and creative invention and stimulate
Conrad Spirit of Innovation
Challenge – Annual competition that challenges high school student teams to
use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to develop
commercially-viable, technology-based products that address real-world issues.
It is the Conrad Foundation’s flagship program. The Conrad Foundation was
founded by Nancy Conrad, in 2008 and is based on the legacy of the late Apollo
12 astronaut and entrepreneur, Charles “Pete” Conrad.
The Faces of
Science - African American men and women who have contributed to the
advancement of science and engineering.
Index of Black Inventors by State or Country of Residence, 1834-2008 - A
searchable and sortable spreadsheet database of Black inventors viewable in
Microsoft Excel compiled by Margaret J. Collins, Springfield Patent and
Trademark Depository Library (PTDL) Representative, Illinois State Library (no
longer a PTDL/PTRC), and formatted for Microsoft Excel by Eileen Fischlschweiger,
Fort Lauderdale Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Representative,
Broward County Main Library. This is one of the many useful resources found at
the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association
The Invention Dimension (The Lemelson-MIT
Awards Program) - Several awards programs all designed "to inspire a new
generation of American scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs by celebrating,
through awards and educational activities, living role models in these fields."
Kids Page (USPTO) - Fun and
interesting patent and invention information for kids. Also provides links to
other U.S. government websites for kids.
National Inventors Hall of Fame –
Find An Inductee search page, and information on National Inventors Hall of
Fame programs and activities including Camp Invention, Club Invention, etc.
Smithsonian Institution: Explore Your
Interests - This site has many links on a variety of topics such as Science
& Nature, Art & Design, and History & Culture. Select from those categories to
discover featured collections, stories, video, and more from around the
Smithsonian or use the search bar to search for a specific topic of interest,
such as invention.
from Explainthatstuff! - Timeline of invention or discovery from prehistoric
times through the 21st century. Includes articles on tools and machines,
biofuels, printing, satellite navigation, and nanotechnology, to name a few.
Thomas A. Edison Papers - Life of
Thomas Edison, his patents, companies, etc., from Rutgers University.
(from the USPTO Kids Pages) – MP3 files of selected trademarks that are embodied
in sound and are available for listening.
U.S. Trademark History Timeline - Historical look at trademarks in U.S.
history. The timeline also includes a look at the use of identifying marks from
prehistoric times to the modern age. Administered by the University of Texas
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