Join the Lemelson-MIT Program for our eighth annual EurekaFest event to celebrate the inventive spirit! 

EurekaFest is a multi-day celebration designed to empower a legacy of inventors through activities that inspire youth, honor role models, and encourage creativity and problem solving. 

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Friday, June 20, 2014

9:00 am – 11:00 am
InvenTeams Presentations
MIT Stata Center (Bldg. 32 Rooms -144, 141, 155, 124)

The 2014 InvenTeams will present their invention prototypes and explain their invention process in small groups.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
InvenTeams Showcase
Stata Student Street (Bldg. 32, 1st Floor)
MIT Stata Center

The 2014 InvenTeams will exhibit their invention prototypes.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition Showcase
Stata Student Street (Bldg. 32, 1st Floor)
MIT Stata Center

Competition winners will exhibit their invention prototypes.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Winners Presentations & Awards Ceremony
Kirsch Auditorium (Building 32-123)
MIT Stata Center     

Winners of the “Cure it!” and “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize will discuss their technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare and consumer devices and tools.  “Cure it! and “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners will also be recognized for their inventive achievements.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
EurekaFest at the Museum of Science
Supported by Continuum 
Main Exhibit Halls
Museum of Science, Boston

Cheer on students in a design challenge that explores the invention process. High School students from across the country will design and build a wind-powered device capable of hovering three stories in the air-carrying rubber ducks as payload. Students will be at MIT in the morning and then transport their devices to the Museum of Science to test and compete in Duck ‘N’ Hover, EurekaFest’s finale wind-powered competition which starts at 1:00 P.M.

The Museum of Science will also offer hands-on learning activities for inventors of all ages from 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Families are encouraged to join the fun!

General museum admission required.

Hotel Information

A EurekaFest room block is available for a limited time at the Boston Marriott in Cambridge

Standard room rate $265 per night 

Check-in: Tuesday, June 18, 2014
Check-out: Sunday, June 23, 2014 

Special rate available until Monday, May 26, 2014
To reserve, you can call 1-888-236-2427 or you can  click here