McKay High School students in Salem receive $10,000 in MIT invention program


A team of McKay High School students are determined to make life easier for adults with the life-altering condition of dysphagia.

And their solution has proved so successful, McKay’s team was selected as one of 15 teams nationwide to receive a grant of up to $10,000 from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams program through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

They’re the only team from Oregon.

If they’re able to raise enough money, they’ll fly to MIT in June for the 2019 EurekaFest and present their invention.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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