2014-15 InvenTeam Initiative for STEM projects

Posted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology on November 24, 2014

Lemelson-MIT Program Announces 2014-15 InvenTeam Initiative

Created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, the InvenTeam initiative provides opportunities for high school students to cultivate their creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities and apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects to the invention of technological solutions to real-world problems.

Teams comprised of high school students, teachers, and mentors receive grants of up to $10,000 to invent technological solutions for a problem of their choice. Projects can range from assistive devices to environmental technologies and consumer goods. Applicants are encouraged to consider the needs of the world’s poorest people (those earning $2 or less a day) when creating their projects.

STEM educators at high schools and nonprofit educational organizations that have not received an InvenTeam grant within the past three years are eligible to apply. Funds may be allocated for project-related research, materials, and learning experiences. Funds may not be used to purchase capital equipment or professional services.

Finalists will be announced on March 6, 2015, and final applications will be due by September 4, 2015. Complete application and eligibility guidelines, including profiles of past InvenTeam grant winners, are available at the Lemelson-MIT Program website.



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