Project Invent


Check out our upcoming events and featured press.


Press: MIT Alumni.

The MIT Alumni Association shares the story of our founder, Connie Liu ‘16, from engineer to teacher to founder of Project Invent.


10.20.18 Kickoff @ IDEO

We’re so excited to be hosting our Bay Area kickoff at IDEO with founding partner, Dennis Boyle. Students will see innovation in action in the home of design thinking.


Press: Make Magazine.

Make Magazine featured our student inventors to showcase why making is important for fostering young leaders. Read more about how our students are paving the way in making for social impact and changing the world.


Press: Getting Smart.

Our work was featured in Getting Smart, a leading education publication about innovations in learning. Read more about how all youth have ideas that can change the world, and how we as educators can support their impact and leadership through making.


8.10-8.13.18 Project Invent Summer Institute.

August 2018, we ran our first teacher training for educators excited about bringing impactful making and real-world problem solving into their classrooms (and museums!). Working on solving problems for real people can be a messy process, so we broke it down into tools and strategies to help students achieve incredible and impactful results.


5.20.18 Maker Faire.

On Sunday, May 20, we presented our work at one of the largest Maker Faires in the world. Our students shared about their social ventures and impactful inventions to the greater maker audience.

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5.17.18 Demo Day.

On May 17, our students will be presenting their impactful inventions at the Stanford to top tech investors and entrepreneurs for a chance at up to $2000 in funding. Students have tackled everything from blindness to homelessness with their human-centered approach to designing a better world. Come see what these high school students have invented and be inspired by how our young people are changing the world.

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Press: Stria wins Inventor's Challenge.

We are so proud of our Stria team for winning the 2018 Inventor's Challenge. From the press: "Stria is a belt that alerts the wearer with a minor vibration if they began to veer to one side of the crosswalk – an invention with powerful potential for good."


Unwind Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Unwind "lowers your stress in a heartbeat". With a soothing pulse and a calming light, Unwind allows you to keep mindfulness in your pocket. Support these three incredible female engineers in their journey to launch their product!