Drew's InvenTeam—the only team selected from Georgia and one of fifteen teams nationwide—is made up of fifteen incredibly ambitious, focused high school students motivated by one goal—to save lives.
A group of 11th and 12th grade Engineering Design students at Drew Charter School’s Senior Academy received a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant, a highly competitive $10,000 award they are using to invent a three-tiered alert system device to prevent hot car deaths among children and pets. They were the only team in Georgia to be selected, and one of only 15 teams nationwide.
DREW'S INVENTEAM AT EUREKAFEST 2017
Drew's InvenTeam traveled to Boston to present their life-saving invention at MIT's EurekaFest June 16-17, 2017, alongside the 14 other InvenTeams from across the country. The team won the Communications Award for their outstanding work in garnering press attention for their device, building connections and blogging about the team's progress.
SUPPORT DREW'S INVENTEAM
These incredibly talented, motivated students will have the opportunity to present their work 2017 EurekaFest at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this June. While Lemelson-MIT granted the team $10,000 to invent, they have to raise their own money for travel. The trip is quite costly, and the students have set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money. Please consider donating now and sharing the link with your professional and personal networks, and let’s get these superstars to MIT!
IN THE NEWS
MID-GRANT TECH REVIEW
Drew's InvenTeam host a Mid Year Tech Review in February to share their progress with the community. The team shared their experiences so far in the invention process, provided an update on the device and asked audience members for feedback.
Under the invaluable guidance of Senior Academy Engineering Design teacher Beth White, the team has embraced full ownership of this ambitious project and all it demands--from Saturdays spent testing the device to careful documentation of the process to letter writing campaigns to potential donors. To follow the process from the students' perspective, visit their official Lemelson-MIT blog and follow the team on Twitter @DCHS_InvenTeam.