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Meet the Finalists in the 2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition

Meet the students who will compete in Washington D.C., and find out why their inventions stand out among this year’s most inspiring entries.

Winners Announced in First Annual Paradigm Challenge

In partnership with the Red Cross, The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth innovation to address important social issues. The first annual Challenge sought to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires—America’s #1 disaster threat.

The 2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition is now open for submissions

Join the nation’s foremost competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities nationwide. Outstanding inventions in STEM and other creative fields are judged by a panel of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, United States Patent and Trademark Office officials, and top AbbVie...

Competition Spotlight: Service Year and Higher Ed Challenge

Americans from all sectors are uniting behind a big idea -- that a "service year" becomes a common expectation and opportunity for 18-28 year olds as a path to completing college and finding employment. Programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, as well as nonprofit organizations, provide several thousand service opportunities annually.

Generation Nano Challenge asks students to design nanotechnology gear for superheroes

The idea of the superhero armed with their fantastical powers has served to mesmerize the world for nearly a century. The ability to fly, cling to walls with bare hands, and see with X-ray vision is popularly interpreted as a supposition based on no solid foundation. Often, superhero abilities appear magical rather than being grounded in science and technology. As we make advances in...