Dublin High School InvenTeam heads to MIT for Eurekafest 2018

June 19 | 4:11 AM PST
Beginning our journey to Cambridge in the early morning light.
June 19 | 5:42 AM PST
Getting settled on our flight and awaiting takeoff! All those excited faces!
June 19 | 11:49 AM PST
Just arrived in Boston. Settling into our shuttles that will take us to MIT.
June 19 | 12:16 PM PST
We are here at Next House with a nice warm welcome from Lemelson MIT!
June 19 | 2:58 PM PST
Picked up our banner from FedEx and taking our first group photo in the square at Next House.
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Our view of the river from Next House. Taking a lovely sunset walk before the festivities begin tomorrow.
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On our way to breakfast at Masseeh Hall
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Finishing up breakfast in Masseeh Hall
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Welcomed by Tony Perry of LMIT!
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Waiting outside the MIT Museum
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Our first activity at the MIT Museum - making kinetic artwork!
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Display of cool old calculators
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Students checking out the Lightproof Suit by Luc Courchesne
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Lightproof Suit with Cereus nylon sculpture in the background
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The TV Cello by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman
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Checking out the MIT inventors - students enjoying the Moral Machine and deciding who lives and dies in an autonomous vehicle simulation
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Some samples of failed prints from the glass 3D printer from MIT's Media Lab, ME Dept, and Glass Lab collaboration
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These successful prints came from nozzle temperatures of 1850 degrees F.
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Students enjoying the video demonstrating the legged robots project, a collaboration between MIT and Boston Dynamic.
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Artist and engineer Arthur Ganson explains some of his amazing work!
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Whoa! This one is awesome!
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First stop on our walking tour - Stata Center
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The beautiful Great Dome!
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Inside the reading room under the dome
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Outside Stratton Hall after lunch enjoying the sunshine
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On our way to our presentation! Wish us luck!
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Our presentation begins!
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Woohoo! Our machine made it! Opening it up now!
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The machine made it out safely and we'll test after dinner!
June 20 | 3:03 PM PST
A nice catered dinner to celebrate the LMIT university prizes.
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Betsy Boyle of LMIT with the welcome message for all award winners
June 20 | 3:53 PM PST
Eric Lemelson shares about the human desire to innovate and change.
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Carol Dahl, Lemelson Foundation Executive Director, acknowledges the importance of young inventors and encourages us to nurture the next generation of investors.
June 20 | 4:29 PM PST
After a great video explaining all the Student Prizes, each team accepts their award. These college level inventions were amazing and ranged from a small nasal device to improve breathing to a new vision system for vehicles to see through fog. So impressive and inspiring!
June 20 | 4:36 PM PST
Guest speaker, Angela Belcher, shares about her inventions.
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These inventions are awesome - a genetically engineered virus that acts as a battery, a virus that can bind and move carbon nanotubes, yeast that can generate building tiles!
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Angela explains how we will eventually be able to use biology to grow almost every element in the period table.
June 20 | 4:43 PM PST
Using these viruses to grab small particles, they are working on a scarf that could be worn in a warzone that could instantly neutralize biological chemicals used in warfare.
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She shares her story about giving President Obama a periodic table!
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How long does it take our engineers to set up a banner? The answer: 2.5 hours.
June 20 | 7:07 PM PST
Late night crew running some tests and making minor fixes, but we're back to fully functional!
June 21 | 6:00 AM PST
The start of the networking day - students sit with other InvenTeams for an early morning chat.
June 21 | 6:11 AM PST
Previous InvenTeam member, Thomas Cornett, returns to discuss his journey after InvenTeam.
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MIT Admissions Officer, Chris Peterson, talks about the transition to college and answers questions from students about recruiting.
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Networking lunch with some LMIT award winners and inventors.
June 21 | 10:29 AM PST
Rolling our machine out for the showcase!
June 21 | 11:02 AM PST
Our first visit! Emily Meehan plays soccer!
June 21 | 11:35 AM PST
The showcase has started! Some students from Battle Creek checking out our device.
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Tiger Tech's Smart Jacket helps pedestrians be more visible while running.
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Dayton High School's automated chicken coop on display!
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Learning about assistENT, a discreet breathing aid to help people with nasal obstruction. Soon to move into clinical trials, follow their progress at assistent.tech!
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Julia Smith of Kealakehe High sharing about their innovative approach to preventing drunk driving.
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Wow! Blown away by the amazing technology Kayla Nguyen created to image electron properties.
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Our Gaels entertaining the crowd.
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Some students from Fairview High show off their wireless stethoscope that facilitates recording of heartbeats and sanitation of the device in 60 seconds.
June 21 | 1:29 PM PST
Tyler Clites gives us his presentation about his invention that brings back proprioception to amputee patients.
June 21 | 1:30 PM PST
Through an innovative surgery that ties together agonist and antagonist muscles along with an advanced control system on the prosthetic, proprioception and reflex are recreated in the patient.
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Kenny taking a rest in the box before we load the machine.
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Machine got packed up and just banding to the pallet now.
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Sitting down for dinner after a fun day of interactions and learning
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Carl Kreitzberg shares about his most influential teacher, Michael Lampert.
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Katelyn Sweeney shares about her journey in finding her passion for STEM driven by her high school teacher, Doug Scott.
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The girls at the ice cream truck!
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Innovation Tours this morning at local companies - IBM, Google, Flagship Engineering, Manta, Bluebird Bio, The Engine, Lab Central
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On the way to the Google tour, nice morning stroll through campus
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Here at Google Cambridge, hanging out in the lobby on the orange couches
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Our Gaels with a very smart owl!
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We start at reception on the Kendall floor coming out of the subway decorated elevators.
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Walking through the Aquarium floor with all water themed rooms and decor
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My favorite - a collection of loose leaf teas!
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Having fun on the Wonderland floor!
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Next stop - Airport floor
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The first class lounge
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The luxurious library
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The layout of the 3 buildings with each of their themes
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The amazing view from the 12th floor cafe
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Last stop - Charles floor with its beautiful facades. Thanks to Brian Mulvey for a wonderful tour!
June 22 | 10:18 AM PST
Our intro video for today's design challenge
June 22 | 11:22 AM PST
All InvenTeams working together to build the slowest Rube Goldberg machine
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All the teams hard at work
June 22 | 12:47 PM PST
Found a little nest of 4 bunnies in the grass under Kresge Tent! So cute!
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Teams seaming their parts together to see if it will work
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Setting up for the full run with all teams connected
June 22 | 1:32 PM PST
The final run!
June 22 | 3:47 PM PST
Joanne's design challenge team earns the Arthur Ganson award for impressive technical drawings of their portion of the Rube Goldberg machine!
June 22 | 3:49 PM PST
Ashley's design team receives the System Integration Award along with another team for their collaboration in making sections that fit together seamlessly.
June 22 | 3:50 PM PST
Gowri's design team is recognized for their amazing team spirit demonstrated not only amongst each other but with all teams.
June 22 | 3:58 PM PST
Our finance leads, Ashley and Joanne, being recognized for their work helping to keep us organized and managing our budgets.
June 22 | 4:12 PM PST
All of the Administrative Leads picking up awards for each team. Congratulations to all the InvenTeams for their awesome performance this week and their hard work this year!
June 22 | 4:24 PM PST
Eurekafest has come to an end! What an amazing week with an amazing team!
June 22 | 7:12 PM PST
Playing late night card games to decompress after the long day
June 22 | 7:16 PM PST
Didn't know that Egyptian War was a dangerous game - my battle wound!
June 22 | 7:22 PM PST
Things getting a bit intense, glad I got out of the game early!
June 23 | 8:30 AM PST
The start of our day walking around Boston. After a breakfast at Whole Foods, we stop at a nearby park for our kids to be kids!
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Walking through Boston University
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Our last dinner together at Spagnuolo's Restaurant
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Starting our Boston Night Tour!
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Heading back to the hotel on the T Red Line

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