The Lemelson–MIT Program announced today the expansion of the Junior Varsity (JV) InvenTeam™ initiative, adding California to its geographic line up of student teams in Massachusetts, Oregon and Texas. The initiative launched in 2014 and equips educators with invention-based activity guides, materials and tools to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through hands-on skill building. JV InvenTeam activity guides are available for any educator to download here.
The InvenTeam initiative,offers an opportunity for high school students to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to explore a technological problem and develop solutions.
The application process occurs in two steps.
Step 1: Initial Application due March 7, 2016
Finalists in step 1 are considered Excite Award recipients and attend EurekaFest at MIT June 16-18. The award is an all-expense paid trip to MIT and professional development on invention education.
Step 2: Final Application (by invitation only) will be due in early September 2016Sign up to get started.
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