Events are virtual, free, and open to the public.

Noche de Ciencias, or Night of Science, February 23 and 25, is designed to introduce students and families to science and engineering through hands-on activities. It also provides college and career information in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) via videos and virtual presentations.

The annual event is hosted by the USPTO and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Both the February 23 and 25 event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The hands-on activities are designed to help develop problem solving, inventive thinking, and introduce IP concepts—such as invention, patents, and trademarks—to K-12 students.

The USPTO has invited other STEM-focused federal agencies to exhibit and share information about careers in their respective fields.

Questions/information: Contact the USPTO Office of Education. Go to

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium, March 3, is an annual event focusing on resources and services available to help and support female inventors and entrepreneurs. Women account for more than half of the U.S. workforce but only about 13 percent of inventors named on patents.

WES features a host of expert speakers from various intellectual property realms, including prominent and successful people in government and education. Recurring themes include the role of women in entrepreneurship, networking, and more.

The event is presented by the Office of Innovation Outreach. For questions or assistance, email [email protected].