High School Inventor Teams @ MIT

Posted on December 11, 2008  Comments (7)

Sadly MIT deleted the video after having it live for several years.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program to foster inventiveness among high school students. The webcast above shows a high school team presenting a project they completed to create a solution to provide clean water. This stuff is great. I love appropriate technology. I love seeing kids think and create effective solutions to real problems. This is how you get kids to learn – not boring classes (at least kids like me).

The students are passing on the project to students at their school to continue to work on. (MIT TechTV used to have many more presentation by other InvenTeams – not anymore 🙁 ) InvenTeams and MIT deserve a great deal of credit for creating such great learning opportunities and great solutions for the world.

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.

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7 Responses to “High School Inventor Teams @ MIT”

  1. Rebecca
    December 11th, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

    That sounds like so much fun. When I was in high school we didn’t have projects
    to invent anything but we did get to do some work on some fun independant science

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    November 3rd, 2010 @ 1:58 am

    i love technology and it great to see how young people are learning for the world.

    invention is the future, and hopfully these young people will save the world one day

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