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White House Science Fair showcases Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
Date:10/18/2010

h School West (Smithtown, N.Y.): Solar tracker for a compact, portable, affordable solar charging unit

Central

  • Bloom High School (Chicago Heights, Ill.): Collection and recycling device for vegetable oil at restaurants
  • Eureka Springs High School (Eureka Springs, Ark.): Search and rescue cane with GPS, light source and sound mechanism
  • Green Bay Southwest High School (Green Bay, Wis.): Portable hydroelectric supply station
  • Kings High School (Kings Mills, Ohio): Portable, low-cost, hydroelectric generator for developing countries
  • Northbrook High School (Houston, Texas): Energy-efficient cooling blanket
  • Omaha North High School Magnet (Omaha, Neb.): Sustainable cooking system for developing countries
  • Pike Central High School (Petersburg, Ind.): Lightweight, portable emergency shelter

South

  • Carlton J. Kell High School (Marietta, Ga.): Remotely-operated oil removal watercraft
  • Suncoast High School (Riviera Beach, Fla.): Durable, efficient wave energy conversion system

West

  • Tehachapi High School (Tehachapi, Calif.): Low-cost, durable shoes for remote villagers in developing countries
  • West High School (Salt Lake City, Utah): Autonomous, solar-powered robot to locate unexploded weaponry
  • West Salem High School (Salem, Ore.): Pressure sensitive grip for writing utensils

In June 2011, after working through the various stages of design and prototype development throughout the school year, InvenTeams will showcase their projects at EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration of the inventive spirit, presented by the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Mass.

In addition to the 14 new teams, continuation grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to select InvenTeams from the previous year interested in establishing a sustainable program for invention in their school curricul
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Contact: Julie Staadecker
jstaadecker@coneinc.com
617-939-8427
Lemelson-MIT Program
Source:Eurekalert  

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