MIT Edgerton Center

Founded in 1992 to honor the legacy of Harold (Doc) Edgerton — inventor, entrepreneur, explorer and MIT professor  — the Edgerton Center offers subjects in engineering and imaging, supports student clubs and teams; manages student machine shops, upholds MIT’s expertise in high-speed and scientific imaging; and offers a year-round K-12 program. They also offer resources and professional development for educators who want to lead hands-on learning experiences in Maker/STEM and the Life Sciences.

You can find materials on their Instructables and STEM projects here.

MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets, new creators can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes! 

The App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation.


With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Share your creations with others in the online community and the world!

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Get started today! 

Create. Explore. Play. 

Invention Education!

The Lemelson-MIT (LMIT) Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers.

By providing activities and opportunities to encourage youth to invent and develop their hands-on skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, LMIT hopes to inspire the next generation of diverse inventors and entrepreneurs.