Lemelson-MIT: 2014-15 InvenTeam InitiativeDeadline: February 27, 2015
The Lemelson-MIT program is funded by the Lemelson Foundation and is administered by the School of Engineering at MIT. InvenTeams are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors who work together to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. InvenTeams students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving a they apply STEM lessons to develop invention prototypes. Interactive, self-directed learning coupled with STEM curricula are essential for experiencing invention. Students learn to work in teams, while collaborating with intended users of their inventions. Invent teams are encouraged to partner with organizations in their communities for additional resources. InvenTeam projects span many fields like assistive devices, environmental technologies, consumer goods, and experimental vehicles.
Amount: Up to $10,000 will be awarded to up to 15 teams.
Eligibility: STEM educators at high schools and nonprofit educational organizations from the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and territories of the U.S.