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Young Inventors’ Program Joins the Leitzel Center at the University of New Hampshire The Young Inventors’ Program (YIP) and the University of New Hampshire are excited to announce a new collaboration that will increase resources and strengthen opportunities for K-12 students in the subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). A 35-year-old, project-based…Read More
Celebrating Youth Innovation The 2020 Northern New England Invention Convention (NNE-IC) took to the internet for the first time in our nearly 40 years of youth innovation. Our original plan was to host the event on March 28th for 750+ people at Southern New Hampshire University. When the inevitable decision came to cancel the in-person…Read More
YIP’s Arthur Zhang Featured by The Henry Ford We were honored to participate in The Henry Ford‘s Kid Inventor Friday to feature Arthur Zhang and his award winning invention, A.W.A.R.E. (AI Enabled Web of Sensors for Anticipation of Ruinous Events). About Arthur Arthur, rising junior from Winchester, MA, says that he has been creating his…Read More
Engineer a Peep Parachute This YIP@HOME Challenge is all about testing and playing around with things that don’t work. It’s also about realizing that an experiment that doesn’t work the way you thought it would isn’t really a failure. For this activity, you will test and re-test your engineering and design skills as you design…Read More
How would you build a better pencil? Join Tina White, Director of the Young Inventors’ Program, and her friend Thomas as they explore ways to build a better pencil and challenge YOU to make one of your own. Tina will also share the invention story for Coca Cola. See below for lesson plan and materials.…Read More
A New Competition for Independent Inventors Drum roll….we are thrilled to announce our very first INDEPENDENT STUDENTS’ INVENTION FAIR! We have known all along that there are students who are learning about invention and developing their prototypes on their own. We often hear their wishes for opportunities for them to present their projects and qualify…Read More
YIP Leader Webinar Series: Teaching the Young Inventors’ Program In our first YIP Leader Webinar Series, veteran Young Inventors’ Program educators share their best practices for implementing the YIP curriculum and inspiring youth innovators. A special thanks to Chrissy Rapoza of Crescent Lake Elementary School in Wolfeboro, NH and Laura Vittorioso from Barrington Elementary School…Read More
YIP Leader Webinar: Introducing Changes for 2019-2020 As the new school year begins, we are proud to introduce changes to the Young Inventors’ Program. Highlights include: New Curriculum & Program Guide We collected feedback from YIP leaders to refresh our curriculum. We heard the needs for more structured lesson plans to help deliver an invention…Read More