Date: Wed, 02/28/2018
Location: 1808 Sampson St.
The Energy Institute High School InvenTeam has recently received a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant of $9,000 for a product designed to prevent biodiesel from gelling at low temperatures. Energy Institute is the first team in HISD to win the grant. You’re invited to the InvenTeam Mid-Grant Technical Review of their biodiesel bus project. The event will take place next Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 1808 Sampson St., from 5-7 p.m.
InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. This initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program aims to inspire a new generation of inventors.
The Energy InvenTeam is a group of 14 diverse students and the device is intended for HISD buses to increase the amount of biodiesel use in HISD school buses and across the nation. The use of biodiesel helps to reduce harmful emissions, such as carbon dioxide.
This formal review will showcase the team’s progress and plans for their invention as they approach the EurekaFest presentation at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts in June. These students would greatly appreciate feedback and suggestions as they work to improve their invention leading up to their trip.