The Lemelson-MIT Program’s fifth annual EurekaFest is taking place Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18 in Boston, MA. This three day event will bring together innovators of all ages, including 14 teams of high school-age inventors. The aim is to inspire the next generation of leaders in sustainable technology. High school inventors will showcase their prototypes, including:

  • Pike Central High School InvenTeam (Petersburg, Ind.): Lightweight, portable emergency shelter to be used after natural disasters to house displaced people; includes a water purification system and renewable energy power source for an LED light
  • West High School InvenTeam (Salt Lake City, Utah): Autonomous, solar-powered robot to locate unexploded weaponry
  • Berlin High School InvenTeam (Cherry Plain, NY): Alert device for hearing-impaired athletes
  • Omaha North High School Magnet InvenTeam (Omaha, Nebr.): Sustainable cooking system for developing countries; this fuel-efficient cooking system is designed for use in Madagascar to help prevent deforestation and wildlife habitat destruction

We’ll try and get some more coverage of these teen teams here on MAKE. Stay tuned…

Visit www.eurekafest2011.org for more details and a full schedule.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5HQ3GZG7WKAVP2MCZFAI3UTDMI Joe Jepson

    Interesting that Lemelson was a patent troll.