Lemelson-MIT is a grant awarded to 15 high school (9-12th grade) teams from around the country. In order to receive the grant money students come up with an idea for an invention, then use the money to design and test their invention. In June all current inventeams go to MIT (Cambridge, MA) to showcase their inventions at the annual Eureka feast. Including the application process Lemelson-MIT is a two year process.



The initial application opens on October 15th, but the deadline is not until Feb. 27th. During this time we will discuss what we wish to work on for the grant process. The top 35 teams will receive the Excite Award (which will be announced on March 6th) and continue on to the final application deadline which is September 15th. The 15 inventeams will be announced on October 14th. The 15 teams will then begin the grant cycle.



More information about Lemelson-MIT is available at http://lemelson.mit.edu

Possible Ideas
  • Testing Water Purity with lasers- Using lasers we will test for high numbers of bacteria. This will be more cost efficient then current methods of testing water purity.
  • Using X-ray emissions as an energy source- using X-ray emissions from the sun as a cleaner and more efficient source of energy.
  • DocBot- This idea looks at using X-ray emissions from the sun as a cleaner and more efficient source of energy.

Patent Search
http://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/search-patents
https://www.google.com/?tbm=pts&gws_rd=ssl