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STEM Ed Announcement: Info about InvenTeams
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Info about InvenTeams
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 02:22:59 -0400
This is not a STEM Ed. Event.
Contact Information Is Below.
Initial applications for the 2011-2012 InvenTeam grants initiative are due April 22!
" Sponsored by the Lemelson-MIT Program in MIT's School of Engineering
" Grants of up to $10,000 awarded for invention projects
" High school science, math, engineering and technology teachers can apply
" Housing, meals, and travel to EurekaFest (June 15-19, 2011) are provided to finalists
" Final applications due in early September
The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers
an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate
their creativity and experience invention. InvenTeams are teams of
high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to
$10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.
Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve.
InvenTeam students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving as
they apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM) to develop invention prototypes. Interactive, self-directed
learning coupled with STEM curricula are essential for experiencing
invention. Students learn to work in teams, while collaborating with
intended users of their inventions. They partner with professionals in
their communities to enrich their experiences. Most of all, students
learn to move forward through challenges and celebrate "Eureka!"
Application process: An application form and additional information
are available at http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/apply.html. Teachers
should prepare a project proposal and personal statement of interest
in invention, and include in their application package a recent resume
and a letter of support from their school principal or superintendent.
The application package must be submitted by online through the
application website. Applications for the 2011-2012 grant cycle are
due April 22, 2011. Late applications will not be accepted. Excite
Award winners (finalists) will be notified on
May 6, 2011. These Excite Award winners then work with their students
to prepare a final application that is due on September 9, 2011. The
2011-2012 InvenTeams will be announced on September 30, 2011.
More information: http://www.mit.edu/inventeams, email@example.com
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