Think about a new invention that enhances  the daily lives of older adults.

Get Inspired

Students

  • Learn about the Invention process – lifetime skill
  • Help the world
  • Win great prizes

Teachers and Parents

  • Complete learning curriculum
  • Pulls together the STEM skills you’ve been teaching
  • Highly engaging experience

The Challenge

Young inventors – you can help aging people around the world! Inventions help people of all ages and stages of life. We are asking you to use your creativity to create a new tool or technology to enhance the daily lives and activities of older adults. On your own or with a team, invent a new and innovative technology useful to older people! One winner will be chosen for each age range (5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18) for both individual and team entries.

What do you have to do? Create a video or PowerPoint documenting how you followed the seven steps of the Invent It process as described in the submission template, and submit your entry by the deadline.

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Complete entry details, support materials, prizing information, and Official Rules coming in December 2018.

Prizes

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Who Was Dr. In Bae Yoon?

The challenge honors the legacy of an inspiring inventor. Dr. InBae Yoon (1936-2014) was a Korean American inventor who passionately believed—like we do—that everyone is inventive. His love of inventing sparked his lifelong commitment to drawing, tinkering, and prototyping his ideas, which resulted in over 200 US patents. The Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge celebrates his legacy as an inventor and educator and aims to inspire the next generation of innovators!

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