iINVENT is a FREE summer camp designed for rural Oregon youth! 

Work with OSU college students as invention mentors who will guide you in creating something that enhances the quality of life of someone else.  You will select a user for your invention project, work with a college mentor, meet new friends, and gain access to exclusive engineering design challenges and college connection events.  Become an inventor, meet college students, and learn about Oregon State University! 

 

Key Highlights

  • iINVENT is a one-week camp held in local communities
  • Apply science, technology, engineering, and math to create something that enhances the life of someone else
  • Meet college students and fellow middle school inventors
  • Learn about invention and the innovation process using United States Patent and Trademark Office activities
  • All iINVENT programs will follow applicable health and safety guidelines
  • Connect with iINVENT now! 

Only youth entering into 6th, 7th or 8th grade can apply.

 

 

Program Updates and Events

**Check back for important dates!

4.20.2021

  • We are excited to host in-person iINVENT camps again this summer! We are working with OSU and the Oregon Health Authority to ensure these camps will be safe for everyone. Locations and dates are still being confirmed.
Dates of Camps

Schedules are still being confirmed and will be posted here as confirmed. Check back often!


iINVENT Sponsors

Lemelson

 

Oregon State University Precollege Programs


iINVENT Expectations of Youth

Be an Inventor at iINVENT we ask that youth be welcoming and willing to fail at iINVENT.  Fail fast and learn fast in a supportive inclusive community.  If you decide to join us at iINVENT, come knowing that inventors need a space to incubate ideas and to build community in order to develop creative solutions.  We are here to welcome all youth into that space and build community with them.