- Equipped InvenTeams with advanced design tools
- Shortened the CAD software-learning phase with SolidWorks
- Provided valuable real-world skills and experience to students
- Connected local professionals as mentors to InvenTeams
The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to high school teams from across the United States to invent solutions to real-world problems. To help InvenTeams achieve their goals, the Lemelson-MIT Program needed to partner with a technology company that could provide students with an easy-to-learn design solution.
The program chose Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. to provide InvenTeam members with SolidWorks 3D CAD software because of its ease of use, widespread industry usage, and connection with the MIT 2.009 Product Engineering Processes course. By partnering with SolidWorks, the Lemelson-MIT Program equipped InvenTeams with advanced design tools, shortened the CAD software-learning phase, imparted valuable real-world skills and experience to students, and helped them invent practical solutions to real-world challenges.