Academy of Applied Science
Young Inventors Program
The New Hampshire Young Inventors' Program is the recipient of numerous national awards.
The Young Inventors' Program is identified as a Program of Excellence by the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands and is listed in Promising Practices in Mathematics & Science Education as an "exemplary program" to be replicated nationwide. The Regional Laboratory received Federal funding through the Department of Education and is authorized under an act of Congress to support ongoing efforts for restructuring American public schools.
The New Hampshire Young Inventors' Program Consortium was the 1996 recipient of the Donald J. Quigg Excellence in Education Award. In conjunction with the US Patent and Trademark Office's Project XL this annual award was initiated to recognize the efforts of an individual or group to promote the teaching of higher order thinking skills at all levels of the curricula
The Academy has entered into a collaboration with the Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History to establish a national presence for the Young Inventors' Program. In this connection, a video has been produced entitled Everyone is an Inventor highlighting the New Hampshire program and providing teachers with an excellent resource on the importance of inventing.