Linda Hall Library

As one of the world’s foremost research libraries, the Linda Hall Library is dedicated to preserving and sharing our intellectual heritage in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. Promoting STEM interest and education among students is an important focus for the Library.

Meeting students where they are, the Library features student-focused programs such as the “How Do I Become” series, which introduces students to professionals and resources for a variety of STEM careers. The Library also hosts the annual Kansas City Invention Convention, which is a regional STEMIE inventor’s competition offered in partnership with The Henry Ford Museum for students in grades 4-12. The Invention Convention is aligned with national standards and offers curriculum support for educators and mentorship, prizes, and awards for students who participate.


  • Museum/library/STEM-rich institution or attraction

Audience Served

  • Educators
  • Everyone
  • Students: College and above
  • Students: High School
  • Students: Middle School

Opportunities Offered

  • Competition
  • Drop in
  • Summer camp

Focus Areas

  • Engineering
  • General Science
  • Natural History
  • Technology