Calling inventors! National Inventors Month has moved from August to May. Check out the 2011 inductee at National Inventors Hall of Fame.
The following is excerpts from http://www.inventorsdigest.com/archives/6413:
Thirteen years after the founding of National Inventors Month, it’s time for some more change.
The move also coincides with the annual National Inventors Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, held each May in Washington, D.C. This year’s ceremony is Wednesday.
“Moving National Inventors Month to May can have a much stronger impact since that is a time when teachers and students can celebrate the contributions of inventors in their classrooms,” says Jeffrey Dollinger, the organization’s senior vice president of program development. “It is also a good time of year to seek greater involvement from partners at the federal level.”
Mark Reyland, executive director of the United Inventors Association, also supports the move.
“I think anything we can do to draw more attention to the contribution of inventors is always a good thing,” says Reyland. “In this case moving the recognition to May allows for better synergy with school programs than August did – and it also brings it in line with several other key industry events.
“In the end, it doesn’t matter as much what month we choose to recognize inventors,” Reyland adds. “It matters far more that we choose to recognize them in the first place.”