A new grant for young inventors

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam opens a Junior Varsity division

By Bethany Brookshire, 19:18 PM April 17, 2014

Inventing something is a great way to learn. Building a wind machine can teach you about engineering. Designing a coffee maker forces you to consider aspects of chemistry. As students try to solve a problem, they begin to understand variables, engineering and design.

The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Initiative provides grants of up to $10,000 to help high-school student groups invent. InvenTeams go on to work with scientists at local universities, to patent their devices and to make national news f...

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