EurekaFest 2017

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Massachusetts Institue of Technology and Museum of Science, Boston Cambridge, MA

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 EurekaFest photo albums here.

Friday, June 16, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
InvenTeams Presentations
MIT Stata Center (Bldg. 32)

The 2017 high school InvenTeams will present their invention prototypes and explain their invention process in small groups.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Life After InvenTeams (Alumni Panel)

Kirsch Auditorium (Building 32-123)
MIT Stata Center

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
InvenTeams Showcase
MIT Stata Center (Bldg. 32, 1st Floor)

The 2017 high school 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

Collegiate 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 17, 2017

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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. 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.

Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels are located near the Massachusetts Insititute of Technology where the workshop will be held. This list is for reference purposes only. We do not endorse, authorize, or require patronage at any of the establishments mentioned.

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Courtyard Marriott Boston Cambridge
  • Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT