Backing Middle School Inventors: The Broadcom MASTERS National STEM Competition Now Features a $10,000 Lemelson Foundation Award for Invention
The Lemelson Foundation has pledged a $10,000 award for the Broadcom MASTERS the finalist who creates promising solutions to real-world problems. The Lemelson Award for Invention will be one of the top prizes presented in Washington DC at the Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s premier middle school STEM competition.
The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives, by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US and social and economic progress for the poor.
Helen Lyons won the 2017 Lemelson Award for Invention. Through her project, Helen investigated a renewable energy technology, specifically generating electricity using Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction.
“The Lemelson Award for Invention will inspire young people everywhere to tackle the world’s greatest challenges, from climate change and safe water to smarter cities and space exploration,” said Paula Golden, president of Broadcom Foundation. “We are pleased that the Lemelson Foundation, our partner in STEM education for many years, is offering this robust award in the Broadcom MASTERS competition. Together we will empower young people […]