Benjamin Banneker, often recognized as the First African-American Man of Science, was a mathematician, astronomer, farmer, abolitionist, surveyor and author. His many contributions impact the world we live in today! After learning about Benjamin Banneker’s life, design your invention using cardboard as the primary material. Your invention should:

a. reflect the resourcefulness and imagination of Benjamin Banneker

b. provide purpose for / impact your community (school, neighborhood, city, etc.)

This event is open to people of ALL ages!!

This competition supports high-quality learning in every subject by converging three ideas – focus, perseverance, and inspiration. We hope Benjamin Banneker’s unique focus and perseverance will inspire your ingenuity to exercise your creative talents through the “Build Like Benjamin Banneker” Cardboard Challenge.