The Lemelson-MIT Program – Youth STEM “InvenTeam” Grants

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Subject: STEM, Education, Youth Development
Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015

"Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. The initiative offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultiviate their creativity and experience invention.

InvenTeam students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving as they apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to develop invention prototypes. Interactive, self-directed learning coupled with STEM curricula are essential for experiencing invention.

Students learn to work in teams, while collaborating with intended users of their inventions. They partner with organizations in their communities to enrich their experiences."

Funder: The Lemelson Foundation
Eligibility: "Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators at high schools and non-profit educational organizations. An educator and/or a school who has received an InvenTeam grant must wait three grant cycles before applying again."
Amount: Up to $10,000.
Contact: Link.