There are various ways for you to get involved with the Lemelson-MIT Program.
Get Involved by providing financial or in-kind support for K-12 Hands-on STEM
Provide funds to support an InvenTeams' development of a prototype, travel to EurekaFest or donate tools to support scaling the JV InvenTeam initiative. Visit our current list of partners.
Get Involved as a Mentor
Become a mentor to an InvenTeam or JV InvenTeam in your community to help them gain access to professional knowledge and resources that enrich their experience. Science and technology museums or universities can provide direct mentoring to InvenTeams and JV InvenTeams.
Get Involved as a Collaboration Partner
Become a collaboration partner and help create a long-term fundraising network for JV InvenTeam sites. Science and technology museums or universities can help host events.
Get Involved as a Nominator
Know an inventive undergraduate or graduate student? Encourage him or her to apply for the national Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. Know an outstanding, mid-career inventor who has experienced entrepreneurial success? Nominate him or her for the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Get Involved as a Sponsor
Corporations, universities, civic groups, nonprofits and private foundations have the opportunity to engage in meaningful sponsorships. Partners with an interest in sponsoring hands-on learning in grades 7-10 underserved in STEM, should contact Invention Education Officer, Leigh Estabrooks to learn more.
Partners who want to learn more about supporting the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, should contact Awards Program Administrator, Janell Ciemiecki.