This week’s K-12 package highlights invention once more as we join with Lemelson-MIT to announce their 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners who are recognized for their technology-based inventions as graduate students or undergraduate teams in one of four prize categories: “Cure it!,” “Eat it!,” “Move it!,” and “Use it!.” To celebrate these awards, we have released another package of fun invention activities and videos called Inventing Matters!

This week, we want you to consider why inventing is important and how you can do it yourself. Take a look through the different categories to try out different activities related to language, music, food, shoe design, and more! We also encourage you to learn about the current and past collegiate winners and InvenTeam grant recipients whose inventions exemplify the prize categories and to use project-based learning activities to find that opportunities for invention are everywhere!

Don’t forget that you can share your invention ideas using our forums or on social media using #MITFullSTEAM (with parent permission).

Have fun inventing!

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