Student Teams Invited to Participate in Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program
Deadline: May 6, 2006
The Lemelson-MIT Program ( http://web.mit.edu/invent/ ) works to
inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers and, in
particular, to engage in invention and pursue sustainable new
solutions to real-world problems.
As part of this effort, the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams program
supports a non-competitive, team-based approach to invention and
innovation among high school students. To that end, the program
annually awards grants to teams based on the inventiveness,
ingenuity, and feasibility of their project proposals.
InvenTeams projects have spanned many fields, from assis- tive
devices to environmental technologies and consumer goods. Applicants
are encouraged to consider the problems or needs of the world's
poorest people (those earning $2/day) in brainstorming project ideas.
Up to eighteen grants of up to $10,000 each are available. Grant
funding is intended for research, materials, and learning experiences
related to developing the team's invention; it may not be expended on
capital equipment or professional services. In recognition of their
dedication, teachers who facilitate extracurricular invention
projects can designate up to $2,000 of their grant toward a teacher's
High school science, mathematics, and technology teachers -- or
teams of teachers -- at public, private, and vocational schools are
eligible to apply. Intra- and inter-school collaborations are also
welcome to apply.
Team diversity and inclusiveness with school activities and classes
is encouraged. Teams may range in size from a small extracurricular
club of five members to entire classes of thirty or more students.
Complete program information, application procedures, and
descriptions of previous InvenTeams projects are available at the
program's Web site.
RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001626/mit/lemelson