The 16-student InvenTeam from St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie is one of 35 teams in the nation to receive the Excite Award from the Lemelson-MIT program. The award makes the team a finalist for one of five InvenTeam grants of $10,000 to fund its project.
The team’s leaders are science teacher Ray Scioneaux and Innovation + Design team member Brandy Williams. Scioneaux will attend the program’s Eurekafest at MIT in June to receive additional training in invention education.
The St. Martin’s team plans to invent a blender/juicer that will benefit individuals with digestive sensitivities by thoroughly removing seeds and husks from foods produced both at home and commercially.