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2011–2012 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Selected

The Lemelson-MIT Program has announced the 16 teams of students, teachers and mentors selected to participate in the 2011–2012 InvenTeam initiative.

Each InvenTeam will receive up to $10,000 in grant funding to create and pursue a yearlong invention project addressing a real-world problem. The 2011–2012 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams and their proposed inventions are:

§ Bergen County Academies (Hackensack, N.J.): E-waste power generator
§ Boy Scout Troop 703 (Brevard, N.C.): Ergonomic bariatric rescue system
§ Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County/4–H Club (Westport, N.Y.): Bio-sand water filter
§ Eastern Regional High School (Voorhees, N.J.): Ultraviolet water filtration and storage device
§ Landmark School (Prides Crossing, Mass.): Desalination drip irrigation system
§ Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.): Gray water electricity generator
§ S.S. Seward Institute (Florida, N.Y.): Portable solar-powered autoclave for sterility

§ Troy High School (Troy, Mich.): Mechanically assist stair climber
§ Williamston High School (Williamston, Mich.): Offshore rip current alert system

§ Clear Lake High School (Houston, Texas): Portable medical support system
§ East Central High School (Hurley, Miss.): Solar dry heat sterilizer
§ KIPP Houston High School (Houston, Texas): Air pollution absorbing paint
§ Northeast High School (Oakland Park, Fla.): Natural disaster emergency relief filtration station

§ Bishop Kelly High School (Boise, Idaho.): Portable assistive writing device with magnetic damping
§ The Harker School (San Jose, Calif.): Aquatic thermoelectric generator
§ Lynden High School (Lynden, Wash.): Self-balancing recumbent trike

The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam application for the 2012–2013 school year is now available at Teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors are encouraged to apply.