Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior InvenTeam
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
The Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam is addressing how to reduce the number of ticks in the Northeast where tick-borne diseases are a major threat to public health. Tick-related diseases, including Lyme Disease, can only be mitigated by decreasing the tick populations. In addition to the high rates of tick-related diseases, the length of “tick season” is growing. Climate change is expected to increase the areas where ticks are found due to higher temperatures in historically cooler regions. The InvenTeam will focus on a green and sustainable solution for local, state, and federal governments to reduce the number of ticks in areas frequented by humans such as beaches, hiking trails, and parks.
InvenTeam Education Fellow
The Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School InvenTeam will be working alongside InvenTeam Education Fellow, Michael Gallagher.