California Invention Convention Announces Collaboration with Lemelson-MIT

March 2, 2021

The California Invention Convention is pleased to announce our exciting new collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Lemelson-MIT Program works to inspire and support the development of creative problem solves, inventors and entrepreneurs across the United States through inclusive invention education initiatives.

In addition, LMIT serves as a leader in research efforts in the field of invention education with a goal of forging collaborations and invention education pathways from kindergarten through college to ensure all youth have opportunities to learn to think and work as inventors. One of U.S. history’s most prolific inventors, Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy, founded the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. The family continues to support this vision through The Lemelson Foundation and grant funding administered by MIT’s School of Engineering.

As our work continues together, we look forward to expanding educational and grant opportunities for our teachers and students across California. Expanded opportunities include programs such as the LMIT Excite Awards ( and InvenTeam Grants for high school students ( We will continue to keep you informed, as always, of new opportunities as they become available.