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Describe the Activity: 

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.

Time Details: 

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.

Cost Details: 

FREE - this is a grant for up to $10,000.

People Details: 

10-15 students with one adult is optimal.

Outcome of the Activity: 
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.
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