The Lemelson Early Inventor Prize was designed by the Society for Science & the Public and The Lemelson Foundation to engage and inspire the next generation of inventors, especially emphasizing the critical time that middle school represents in student development. Through this grant, the Society and The Lemelson Foundation aims to highlight young inventors whose projects exemplify the ideals of inventive thinking by identifying a challenge in their community and creating a solution that will improve
the lives of others. The Lemelson Early Inventor Prize will be a monetary award of $100.
Three students received the Lemelson Early Inventor Prize at this years Terra Science and Engineering Fairs.
Sade Brown from Athena Middle School with the project, “Motorizing a Robot Hand” won the prize at the Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science and Engineering Fair.
Caroline Brown from Casey Middle School won with the project “Put a Lid on It” at the Western New York Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Emily Pinheiro from Moriah Elementary School won with the project, “Too Cold for Dinner?” at the Terra Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair.