We recognize emerging collegiate inventors whose inventions could impact important sectors of the global economy and honor mid-career inventors with a prestigious cash prize. We also encourage youth to invent and develop their hands-on skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through two grants initiatives for grades 6-12. 

AWARDSLearn more about Lemelson-MIT Awards, including a $500K prize for mid-career inventors and a $10-15K prize for student inventors

GRANTSLemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. Learn more at InvenTeams.

EVENTS: Lemelson-MIT hosts a week-long invention program on the MIT campus as well as workshops around the country. Learn more about Invention Workshops.

RESOURCES: Check out a variety of resources including an Inventor Handbook, Invention Resources, Historical Inventors and more at Lemelson's Resources Page

The Lemelson-MIT Program has helped 243 high school teachers and student teams across the country learn to invent. Case studies and research publications offer evidence that our approach to invention education helps students develop confidence in their ability to engage in STEM and pursue STEM college and career pathways, even if they have had little exposure to STEM. Our evidence-based model also transforms educators' approach to teaching and facilitating student learning, and helps schools and district make connections to STEM professionals in their communities and other community supporters. 

Learn more at http://lemelson.mit.edu/.