Kids have great ideas!
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Meet the 2022 Massachusetts Invention Convention winners!
Get ready to be impressed by the ideas and hard work of these young inventors. The students were tasked to develop solutions to problems that affect them or their communities. They are required to keep log books that track their progress, develop a display board, show their iterations and present their inventions in a video. These winners were invited to attend and present their inventions at Lemelson-MIT's EurekaFest and they were invited to attend the National Invention Convention in Dearborn, MI.
2022 Massachusetts Invention Convention winners
Groundwater is a crucial source for the world’s drinking and irrigation water. Nonetheless, it is being rapidly depleted in many parts of the world. To enact policy decisions to preserve this precious resource, policymakers need real-time data on the groundwater levels in their local area. However, groundwater monitoring wells are costly and scarce in supply. To remedy this, Akhila developed a machine learning model that predicts groundwater levels continuously for the United States at a high spatial resolution.
Update: At the National Invention Convention, Akhila's invention won a Patent Application Award and was presented the Most Innovative Award, presented by Raytheon Technologies.
The WHAT Shelf combines three ideas into one to create more desk space and charge your tech.
The Binder Computer Holder securely holds your laptop computer to your binder so it doesn't fall as you move around the hallways of your school changing classes.
Clara's invention blocks kids from getting burned by the stove.
Update: At the National Invention Convention, Clara's invention won 3rd Place in the 1st Grade division.
This automatically takes attendance by sensing when students are in their seats. This saves time for teachers at the beginning of class.
Gurleen created this software that classifies an object with artificial intelligence and informs the user of information about plastic types, and how specific plastic that the user has can be recycled and how that plastic commonly affects health.
Juan Rafael created an assistive medical glove to help people who do not have strong ability in their hands to move their hands.
This flag can flip to reveal two different designs. Just push it through the opening in the flagpole to turn it completely inside out.
Rebekah invented a special trash can that lets you put in a paper bag for trash. Any regular paper bag from stores like Trader Joe's, Wholefoods and Target will fit, so you can reuse paper bags. By using my trash can and reusing paper bags to hold trash, you can use less plastic bags and help the environment.
Rylee & Disha's RecycleVac will filter out small parts in the shop with an internal physical barrier between metals, junk, and other usable pieces so that dirt and waste is kept separate from recyclable & reusable parts.
Update: At the National Invention Convention, Rylee and Disha's invention won 3rd Place in the 10th Grade division.
Sadie's invention solves the problem of losing track of your gift wrapping supplies by attaching all of the tools you need for wrapping presents attached to a belt that you wear while wrapping.
The safe stove warns kids that are too short to see the top of the stove that the stove top is too hot to touch.
Tanisha created this deepfake detector to help protect people from the harm caused by deepfakes. Deep Fakes are notoriously known for their ability to manipulate consumers, fabricating media and spreading misinformation. They can be used to impersonate individuals, especially those with influence, to enact confusion in the public, particularly those in matters of politics and the economy.
The Easy-Store Pumped Paintbrush Chamber is a case for a paintbrush that includes a pump that takes the air out of the case to keep the paintbrush wet overnight.
The Beep-A-Leak is a cover for your water bottle that has sensors on the inside. The sensors are connected to an alarm that beeps when it detects water leaking. The Beep-A-Leak has 5 sensors because water can leak in different spots. If any sensor gets wet, the alarm goes off. The Beep-A-Leak helps people not have wet stuff or end up thirsty.
Ski Sense is an electronic tool fastened to skis to help beginner skiers learn to ski with perfection and ease by keeping skis parallel and prevent crossover; this can help prevent major ski accidents and injuries.
Update: At the National Invention Convention, William's invention won a Patent Application Award.
Join us and bring invention education to your community
The Massachusetts Invention Convention program is a celebration of K-12 inventors and entrepreneurs from across Massachusetts, that provides a vehicle for youth inventors and entrepreneurs from grades K-12 to display their critical thinking skills through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities. The STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship (STEMIE) experiential learning program offers:
Hands-on, real-world, project-based learning activities
Professional development workshops
Exciting events at school, state and national levels
Invention Convention is easy to implement, flexible enough to meet diverse student needs, adaptable to a broad range of disciplines, and accessible to virtually any young learner. As participants in the Massachusetts Invention Convention, in collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT Program, your students will join more than 100,000 K-12 inventors from across the U.S. and around the world who compete to showcase their inventions at their state Invention Conventions. Several winners from Massachusetts Invention Convention will go on to compete in the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals. In 2021, the Massachusetts Invention Convention and the U.S Nationals will be online events.
Registration for the 2022 Massachusetts Invention Convention is now open! REGISTER HERE.
See the Spark! Click here to view the online awards ceremony for all 2021 participants that took place this past spring.
Help Inspire local Students
Deadline to have all components submitted to registration site: End of March 26, 2022
Massachusetts Awards Ceremony & Celebration: April 23, 2022
National Invention Convention: May 31-June 3, 2022 at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan