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Edison in the News

“Thomas Edison Humanitarian Award” Announced

Edison Innovation Foundation (the “Edison Foundation”), based in Newark, New Jersey, has given the “Thomas Edison Humanitarian Award” to Richard Dodd (“Richie”) , a resident of Eatontown, New Jersey, for services rendered to the community during Hurricane Sandy. The Edison Foundation, created on behalf of Charles Edison, for his father Thomas Edison, promotes science and […]

Save the Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Come visit the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, NJ. It will be Edison Day, a day-long celebration of the accomplishments of the world’s iconic inventor/entrepreneur. See recordings as they were made on Edison phonographs, using the old-style recording cylinders; and learn how this technology developed and matured. See some of the first […]

Fourth Annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge Breaks Participation Record!

The “Solar Survival Kit”, “Eye in the Sky”, and “Solar Cooler” take top awards in  4th annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge event. Thomas Edison was looking down and smiling on all the student entrants. Read more about this event.

The Inventors are Coming! The Inventors are Coming!

Time for the 4th annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge [TEIC], to be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology [NJIT], on Saturday, March 29th. This year about 43 teams of inventors ranging in age from 6th thru 12th grade will put their inventions up for judging. The first TEIC had a meager group of […]

Edison Teacher Award Winners 2014

The Edison Innovation Foundation announces – in honor of Thomas Edison’s birthday – the results of its Edison Teacher Awards, selecting teachers nationally for top award honors, along with five runner-up awards. Nominations were made as a result of an eblast to teachers all over the country. The winners and runner-ups exemplified the use of […]

Seton Hall Preparatory Summer Interns

Under the supervision of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park’s Superintendent, Jill Hawk, the Seton Hall Preparatory School Summer Intern Program was, once again, a success. The interns, after a week of orientation and training, assisted in the maintenance and curatorial programs in readying the maintenance garage for the installation of a new artifact storage facility. After completion of […]