Thingamajig Community Impact | YMCA DC

Thingamajig Community Impact

Every child deserves to build, create, discover, and ignite a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime.

To give all students engaging hands-on learning opportunities, the Y’s Thingamajig® Invention Convention inspires students to dream big, think smart, and work hard as they learn something new, imagine new possibilities, tackle big problems, and fuel progress that improves their communities. Through a series of exciting challenges and competitions, students get engaging hands-on learning opportunities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) so they can go on to build a better future for themselves and the world.

Thingamajig began in 1994, and has since grown into a nationwide event, with partners such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Aviation Administration joining in on the fun.