Sporting Invention Exhibition and Programs
The Lemelson Center team will begin the initial phase of research for the exhibition, convene a design charrette to refine the exhibit’s main themes and objectives, establish an Exhibition Advisory Group, and develop funding proposals. The Center will also launch public programming in this area.
2018 Innovative Lives Series
From February to June, this award-winning series will feature six programs at NMAH highlighting diverse inventors and innovators. The kickoff program will feature basketball legend, US Cultural Ambassador, and bestselling author of What Color is My World: The Lost History of African-American Inventors,Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge
We will host Spark!Lab’s Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge to encourage students from around the world to create inventions that can help prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Thanks to the generosity of the Yoon family, the annual Challenge will include a multi-day visit to NMAH for winners in each age category, during which they will undertake invention collaborations and get special tours of the Museum’s invention collections.
Military Invention Day
On May 19, over 30 leading-edge technologies, interactive displays, and insights from military leaders on the future of invention and innovation will be featured for the day at NMAH.
On July 27-28, in partnership with the USPTO, the Lemelson Center and NMAH will showcase trademarks—past and present—and explore with the public their role in consumer information, protection of intellectual property, and impact on everyday life.