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Eureka Fest

Join the Lemelson-MIT Program for our seventh annual EurekaFest to celebrate the inventive spirit!
When: June 20 - 22, 2013
Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Museum of Science

EurekaFest is a multi-day celebration designed to empower a legacy of inventors through activities that inspire youth, honor role models, and encourage creativity and problem solving.

2013 AGENDA

Thursday, June 20

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Presentations by 2013 Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prize Winners and InvenTeams
Kirsch Auditorium (Bldg. 32-123)

MIT Stata Center

Attend presentations and demonstrations by the winners of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prizes at MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as several high school InvenTeams.

Henry M. Gunn High School (Palo Alto, California)
Newton North High School (Newton, Massachusetts)
St. Ursula Academy (Toledo, Ohio)
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Master Class by the Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation Winners
Room 32-141

MIT Stata Center

Presentation by Drs. Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden, the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation winners, discussing the technical aspects of their inventions.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Collegiate Student Prize Showcase
Stata Student Street (Bldg. 32, 1st Floor)

MIT Stata Center

The 2013 Collegiate Student Prize winners and finalists will exhibit their invention prototypes.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation Winners Presentation
Kirsch Auditorium (Building 32-123)

MIT Stata Center

Drs. Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden, the 2013 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation winners will discuss their life-saving technology for the world's poorest communities that were developed in partnership with students through the Beyond Traditional Borders initiative.

Friday, June 21

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
InvenTeams Showcase
Stata Student Street (Bldg. 32, 1st Floor)

MIT Stata Center

The 2013 InvenTeams will exhibit their invention prototypes.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Master Class by the Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner
Room 32-141

MIT Stata Center

Presentation by Dr. Angela Belcher, the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize winner discussing the technical aspects of her inventions.

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lemelson-MIT Awards Ceremony & $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner Public Presentation
Kirsch Auditorium (Building 32-123)

MIT Stata Center

This public ceremony will honor the work of inventors improving our world. The 2013 Lemelson-MIT Award Winners will be recognized, including a special presentation by Angela Belcher, the 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize winner.

Saturday, June 22

11:00 am 5:00 pm
EurekaFest at the Museum of Science

Supported by Continuum
Main Exhibit Halls
Museum of Science, Boston

Cheer on students in a design challenge that explores the invention process. High School students from across the country will design and build a wind-powered device capable of hovering three stories in the air-carrying rubber ducks as payload. Students will be at MIT in the morning and then transport their devices to the Museum of Science to test and compete in Duck ‘N’ Hover, EurekaFest’s finale wind-powered competition which starts at 2:00 P.M. The Museum of Science will also offer hands-on learning activities for inventors of all ages from 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Families are encouraged to join the fun!

For more information about the event, please contact EurekaFest@mit.edu.


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