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.
Check out our event photos from EurekaFest 2016.
Friday, June 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
MIT Stata Center (Bldg. 32)
The 2016 InvenTeams will present their invention prototypes and explain their invention process in small groups.
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
MIT Stata Center (Bldg. 32, 1st Floor)
The 2016 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams will exhibit their invention prototypes.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winners Presentations & Awards Ceremony
Kirsch Auditorium (Building 32-123)
MIT Stata Center
Winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize will discuss their technology-based inventions. Following the presentations, each winner in the "Cure it!" Drive it!" "Eat it!" and "Use it!" prize category will be recognized for their inventive achievements.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
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. and ends around 4:30 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.