Inspiring a New Generation of Inventors

Posted on January 16, 2007  Comments (2)

Here is some information on a great program that I was forwarded by a blog reader. Please post your comments to the blog and feel free to suggest information for us to share using the share your ideas link on the left column. Inspiring a New Generation of Inventors

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program to foster inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams composed of high school students, teachers and mentors are asked to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Grants of up to $10,000 support each team’s efforts. InvenTeams are encouraged to work with community partners, specifically the potential beneficiaries of their invention.

InvenTeams was launched in 2002 as a pilot program that awarded grants to three New England high school teams for the 2002-03 academic year. It has expanded each year since its inception, and in the fall of 2005, awarded up to 18 InvenTeams grants.

Our Science and Engineering links have some great info (though I do need to improve the organization when I get some time); we have added a link to this program to our: Science Education Link Directory. Please share your suggestions.

2 Responses to “Inspiring a New Generation of Inventors”

  1. CuriousCat: 2008 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention
    June 27th, 2008 @ 10:55 am

    “You can do all the innovating you want in the laboratory, but if you can’t get it out of the university walls you do no one any good, said DeSimone…”

  2. CuriousCat: Kids in the Lab: Getting High-Schoolers Hooked on Science
    August 27th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

    I remember my senior year design of experiments project didn’t go so well: I couldn’t get much to grow at all. So I was not able to actually determine which factors had what influence…

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