STEM High School Projects Supported - Lemelson-MIT Program: InvenTeam Initiative
The Lemelson-MIT Program awards InvenTeam grants of up to $10,000 to teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors throughout the U.S. who invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own issue to address, and the students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving as they apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math to develop invention prototypes. InvenTeam projects span many fields, from assistive devices to environmental technologies and consumer goods. Applicants are encouraged to consider needs of the world's poorest people when brainstorming invention ideas.
Science, math, and technology educators at high schools and nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply.
Initial Applications are due February 28, 2014.
Visit the InvenTeam website to learn more about the program - http://web.mit.edu/inventeams