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Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams: Celebrating invention, inspiring youth

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.

Grant Opportunity

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 2016

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