Student Teams Invited to Participate in Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program
Deadline: May 6, 2006 The Lemelson-MIT Program ( http://web.mit.edu/invent/ ) works to inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers and, in particular, to engage in invention and pursue sustainable new solutions to real-world problems. As part of this effort, the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams program supports a non-competitive, team-based approach to invention and innovation among high school students. To that end, the program annually awards grants to teams based on the inventiveness, ingenuity, and feasibility of their project proposals. InvenTeams projects have spanned many fields, from assis- tive devices to environmental technologies and consumer goods. Applicants are encouraged to consider the problems or needs of the world's poorest people (those earning $2/day) in brainstorming project ideas. Up to eighteen grants of up to $10,000 each are available. Grant funding is intended for research, materials, and learning experiences related to developing the team's invention; it may not be expended on capital equipment or professional services. In recognition of their dedication, teachers who facilitate extracurricular invention projects can designate up to $2,000 of their grant toward a teacher's stipend. High school science, mathematics, and technology teachers -- or teams of teachers -- at public, private, and vocational schools are eligible to apply. Intra- and inter-school collaborations are also welcome to apply. Team diversity and inclusiveness with school activities and classes is encouraged. Teams may range in size from a small extracurricular club of five members to entire classes of thirty or more students. Complete program information, application procedures, and descriptions of previous InvenTeams projects are available at the program's Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001626/mit/lemelson Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS Community Outreach Liaison National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region Creighton University Health Sciences Library 2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178 402-280-4156/800-338-7657 [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://nnlm.gov/mcr/ (NN/LM MCR Web Site) http://medstat.med.utah.edu/blogs/BHIC/ (Web Log) http://www.digitaldivide.net/profile/siobhanchamp-blackwell (Digital Divide Network Profile) _______________________________________________ DIGITALDIVIDE mailing list DIGITALDIVIDE@mailman.edc.org http://mailman.edc.org/mailman/listinfo/digitaldivide To unsubscribe, send a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the body of the message.