Ready to Start an InvenTeam?

Your students can be inventors!

Now in its 20th year, the InvenTeams® Grant initiative has been changing the way educators teach, and providing young people – especially young women and students from underrepresented backgrounds - with creative problem solving and 21st century skills to flourish in college and career. High school students experience invention and cultivate creativity through an InvenTeam grant of $7,500, along with the year-long support of Lemelson-MIT, Teaching Fellows, and many other resources. The InvenTeam initiative has worked with nearly 4,000 students across the U.S. to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

Why apply? 

The InvenTeam initiative gives high school students an unparalleled opportunity to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. Participation in an InvenTeam offers:

  • Hands-on experience for life-long learning

  • Project-based learning that makes STEM accessible to all

  • Integrates STEM through solving real world problems

Important Dates:

 Informational Webinars :

Join Dr. Estabrooks and fellow applicants to learn more about the application process and ask questions. Mark your calendar!

Initial Application Due:  Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Finalists Notified:  Monday, May 6, 2024

Teachers whose applications are chosen as finalists will receive a complimentary invitation to attend EurekaFest and Lemelson-MIT’s Summer Professional Development Workshop at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (a $2,350 value) from June 12-14, 2024. The invitation includes all activities, dorm lodging and meals, but does not include travel expenses.

Finalists do not need to attend the Summer Professional Workshop at MIT to submit a final application in September.

Final Application Due:  Tuesday, September 3, 2024
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