Building the Foundation for Inventions and Inventors of the Future


By Andrea Ingram

Today’s sixth-graders will be entering the workforce in just 10 years. To ensure that we are inspiring the next generation of innovators whose inventions will drive the licensing process, we need to focus on creating education that encourages creativity, critical thinking and supports students in doing hands-on science, said Andrea Ingram, JD, vice president of education and guest services at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago.

Ms. Ingram gave the keynote address at the Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting in October. She discussed MSI’s efforts in educating and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Encouraging innovation needs to start young, well before college and high school,she said. Read more...