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EurekaFest comes to OMSI
October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010 (Portland, Ore.) – We're very excited to let everyone know that our friends at the Lemelson-MIT Program are partnering with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in The Foundation's home city of Portland, Oregon later this month for a day-long event showcasing invention and innovation. 

EurekaFest at OMSI

Saturday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presented by the Lemelson-MIT Program, EurekaFest at OMSI will feature hands-on educational stations celebrating invention and innovation, encouraging creativity to solve problems, and exploring how inventors change the way we live.

Interactive invention-themed stations will include:

  • What's inventing?: Use the inventing cycle-idea to design something that is unique and useful. 
  • Inventors change the way we live: Meet real-life, local inventors! Learn about how they became inventors and what a patent is. 
  • Inventors are humanitarians: De-shell maize by hand, then use the de-shelling device and discuss how the invention makes life easier and more productive for those in developing countries. 
  • Let's invent!: Use the materials from the 'Grab Bag' to build your own invention. 

The Lemelson-MIT Program is funded by The Lemelson Foundation and administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Engineering.