What could a team of high school students invent with $10,000? How about a robotic tennis ball retriever or children's soap dispenser? Students and teachers from the 2005 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams will come to MIT for the InvenTeams Odyssey, an event to highlight their work. Through the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams initiative, 13 teams of high school students nationwide received grants of up to $10,000 to address a problem of their choosing during the 2004-2005 school year.
Teams will display and demonstrate inventions on Thursday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Stata Center Student Street. Presentations on the invention process will be given on Thursday, June 9, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 34-101 and on Friday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 34-101.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is an outreach component of the Lemelson-MIT Program. For more information, visit www.inventeams.org.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 1, 2005 (download PDF).