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january, 2021

13jan7:30 pm9:00 pmInvention Education: Inspiring STEM Learning & Intellectual PropertyAwareness with Inventor Role Models7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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Join the National Inventors Hall of Fame™ (Canada) (NIHF Canada) and The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario/ L’Association des professeurs de science de l’Ontario (STAO/APSO)  for a unique professional development opportunity on the power of innovator role models in inspiring students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM/STEM) and increasing intellectual property awareness.


This is the third webinar in our Invention Education series. In this session designed for elementary school educators, participants will explore how sharing the stories of world-changing inventors can inspire students to become future innovators. Research has shown, for example, that when children are introduced to innovators they can relate to at an early age, they are more likely to become innovative adults. With Canada’s rich history of innovation, there are many stories to share including those of Canadian National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Elijah McCoy (inventor of the Automatic Engine Lubricator – often referred to as “the real McCoy”) and Yvonne Brill (an innovator in rocket propulsion systems that transformed the satellite industry). More recently, Canadian biomedical engineer James McEwen joined the 2020 Class of Inductees for his invention of the first microprocessor-controlled automatic tourniquet system, with devices based on his innovations used in close to 20,000 surgeries around the world each day.


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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