Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant
Posted on 06/07/2021
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EurekaFest 2021

At the conclusion of the Lemelson-MIT grant cycle, the RHS InvenTeam has accomplished so much, well beyond expectations, especially in a pandemic year. They successfully invented a 3-in-1 Solar Aqua-Tech water bottle that provides safe drinking water without chemicals leaving no chemicals and is entirely sustainable. The RHS InvenTeam also shared their invention journey at Super Science Saturday, a Board of Education meeting, a Ridgewood Town Council meeting, the NJ STEAM Tank Challenge, and most recently, to over 200 eighth-graders at the George Washington Middle School.

The InvenTeam would like to invite the entire Ridgewood community to celebrate with them at the Lemelson-MIT EurekaFest that will be held virtually on June 15.

Please click the following link and scroll down to Day 1, June 15, Group 3 to register for Ridgewood InvenTeam at 12:50 -2:20 pm.

RHS InvenTeam

Invention is a new team sport!

Ridgewood High School InvenTeam Mid-Grant Technical Review

The Lemelson-MIT Program and Ridgewood High School are hosting a virtual Mid-Grant Technical Review (MGTR) event to showcase the school’s InvenTeam which is one of this year’s 13 InvenTeam grant recipients. The MGTR is a community event that provides students an opportunity to present the technicalities of their invention and receive feedback from community members with technical and subject matter expertise. The students apply what they learn to continue building their invention in anticipation of the annual EurekaFest event in June when they showcase their final working prototype to the MIT community.

Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. for this online event.

Register here

Ridgewood High School Students Awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant to Create a Solar Water Bottle

Press Release Excerpt

Ridgewood High School was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant in the amount of $8500.00 to create a “Solar Aqua Tech” portable reusable water-sanitizing bottle. Ridgewood High School is one of 13 high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam this year.

Dr. Hsuan Lillian Labowsky, science teacher and Mr. John Wohner, engineering teacher at Ridgewood High School initiated the InvenTeam application process last spring and worked with the students over the summer to prepare the final proposal. A prestigious panel of judges composed of educators, researchers, staff and alumni from MIT, as well as representatives from industry and former Lemelson-MIT Award winners, assembled virtually this fall and selected Ridgewood High School as one of this year’s InvenTeam grantees.

In the Solar Aqua Tech bottle, water and oxygen will generate hydrogen peroxide on-demand to sanitize water when energized by solar power. The heart of the invention is to design a system around a unique catalyst-coated electrode to produce hydrogen peroxide, known to eliminate waterborne pathogens. This bottle will benefit hiker/campers and anyone in need of clean water. The Solar Aqua technology can potentially be scaled up for use in large water treatment facilities to benefit entire communities.

Press Releases

Ridgewood High School Students Receive Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant to Create Solar Aqua Tech Water Bottle

Lemelson-MIT Program Awards InvenTeam Grants to High School Students Nationwide

Ridgewood High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Members

Matthew De Meulder, Patrick De Meulder, Elliot Ewell, Hailey Haglid, Ashli Hamilton, David Mo, Theodore Stephens, Carina Trama, Emily Truszkowski, Clare Walicki, and Xun Zhang

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