2018 Annual Report
At the National Inventors
Hall of Fame®
We educate and inspire the next generation of innovators, helping them to understand their rights as creators, and showing them how the intellectual property system can protect and empower them.
plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. offered our education programs
children participated in our programs
of our participants were underserved children
we increased the number of girls in our programs to
our goal is a 50/50 gender balance by 2020
88 New employees
we introduced a new program
Our museum space expanded by
to our museum giftshop
that's a 170% increase
We turned world-changing
children to pick an inventor as a career role model
pages of curricula directly influenced by our inductees
We designed programs that
The Camp Invention program has achieved a
parent and teacher satisfaction rating
My son views the world differently after Camp Invention and feels like he is able to create things, change things and
make the world a better place.
Daisey B., Southlake, Texas
My daughter has been coming up with great ideas at home, using items we already have to create things to help us in our everyday lives. Camp Invention not only
helped her confidence
but also made her much more excited for learning about science and technology!
Trishelle G., Spring Hill, Kansas
My son is hesitant to try new things. When I picked my son up from his first afternoon of Camp Invention and asked how it went, he replied
‘It was amazing!’
Charity S., Marietta, Georgia
My daughter loves science and math, but there are only a few programs that encourage girls in STEM. She has come home from Camp Invention wanting to repurpose and explore how everything works.
Thank you for encouraging her in STEM.
Nikki W., Merrimack, New Hampshire
We held our 28th collegiate inventors competition®
Finalists consisted of
29 students from 11 colleges and universities nationwide
they presented to
11 NIHF inductee judges and more than 2,000 attendees
votes were cast for the people’s choice award
And the winners were…
to date, with the help of our sponsors, we have awarded more than
We held our 46th annual
National inventors hall of fame
The greatest celebration of american innovation®
we honored 15 world-changing inventors,
bringing our total number to
we launched a new website
at invent.org and achieved a
increase in website traffic
we launched a blog and generated
Unique Page Views in its first month
boxes for camp invention
new social media followers
we were featured in
we participated in
With the help of our
reaching a total of
I am very thankful for the scholarships that we received for Camp Invention. Without the scholarships, my son may not have been able to attend the past two years. I could not imagine him not being able to go to Camp Invention because it is a great place to boost his confidence and
make science come to life.
Nicole S., Bay City, Michigan
My daughter was able to continue to
build strong relationship
with her friends and teachers while learning in a safe and fun environment. She received a scholarship, which was the ultimate deciding factor in her attending Camp Invention this year.
Brandi S., Washington, Iowa
Both of my boys have been able to attend Camp Invention through a scholarship program for two years now. Without this help, children in this area
children in this area would not be able to attend.
The boys love inventing and coming up with ideas for different projects.
Nicole S., Pulaski, Virginia
when hurrincane florence made landfall in north carolina
on Sept. 14, 2018, many schools across the state were deeply affected - including nine schools that had partnered with NIHF and camp invention for serveral years.
As families were displaced from their homes and schools sustained significant damage, many students missed more than 20 days of school.
The team at the National Inventors Hall of Fame came together to raise funds and collect school supplies for those in need.
Our team provided supplies for nine schools, as well as funds for seven of those schools.
Many thanks to our
sponsors for their support
Many thanks to our Board
of Directors for their
commitment and insight
The progress made in 2018
continues to fuel our mission at the
national inventors hall of fame
Details on the numbers behind all
our work can be found in our
2018 Financial report
to all who have contributed
to empowering the next generation and ensuring a bright future for American innovation -