UW-River Falls to host Invention Project® summer day camp for young innovators

March 25, 2019 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), will host Invention Project®, an innovation-themed summer day camp June 24-28 for children entering grades 6-8.
Over five days, students will take on 14 different project challenges, unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. Participants will explore circuitry, energy, bioengineering and economics while designing high-tech prototypes that solve real-world issues.
“Curriculum is aligned with national education standards and promotes essential skills including collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving,” explained Program Manager Angela Whitaker. “Students are engaged in relatable activities like designing their own personal transportation device and redesigning the earbud.”
This summer’s Invention Project® day camp will introduce students to world-changing NIHF inductees and innovators such as Post-it® Notes Co-Inventor Spencer Silver, Steadicam® Inventor Garrett Brown, and Nike® Co-Founder William Bowerman.
Students will design motor-powered creatures and meet H.E.R.A.L.D., a search and rescue robot made by collegiate inventors. Participants will come away with teamwork skills, greater confidence and firsthand experience in growing an idea from conception to actualization—translating into real-world academic and business skills.
The day camp registration fee is $295. Attendance is limited to 25 students. For details and to register, email, call 715-425-3261, or go online to
UW-River Falls provides lifelong learners with academic, professional development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at, by calling 715-425-3256 or by emailing

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