The Lemelson-MIT program awards a $10,000 grant to high school teams that invent technological solutions to real-world problems. This year, 14 schools received the grants, including Williamston and Stockbridge. Current State's Kevin Lavery visits both schools.
The 2015 Nobel Prize was awarded about three weeks ago in Stockholm. Each year, half of the six categories honor outstanding scientific achievements. Now, imagine something like that pared down to a much smaller scale, but with a similar feeling of recognition. That should give you a sense of what the Lemelson MIT Grant Program is all about. It’s designed for high school students who are creating scientific innovations.
This year, two mid-Michigan high schools have received that award.
Current State’s Kevin Lavery visited Williamston and Stockbridge High Schools to see what they had done to earn Lemelson-MIT grants.