InvenTeams is a STEM education initiative that tasks students to independently design and build innovative devices that positively impact society. High school students receive $10,000 to work with teachers and mentors throughout the invention process, and showcase their work at MIT's annual EurekaFest. The interactive, self-directed learning program helps students apply their critical thinking skills to solving real-world problems.
- Concept Phase
- Design Phase
- Build Phase
- Mid-Grant Technical Review: InvenTeams host open houses in February to show the technical progress to mentors, technical experts, and users.
- Final Summary Presentations and Reports: InvenTeams present a summary of their work at EurekaFest. Presentation sections include: motivation, technical overview, team process, and next steps.
As a grants initiative, InvenTeams work on a yearly cycle, though any young inventor could follow the same timeline. The grant period runs from October - June corresponding with the academic year.
FREE - this is a grant for up to $10,000.
10-15 students with one adult is optimal.