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T-Tech is going to MIT !

A team of eleven T-Tech students was just awarded a $9,000 grant from the  Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams  Program.  The funds will be used for the complete development and fabrication of a student-created invention over the next seven months.  Tustin's challenge:  to develop a machine to quickly and efficiently remove unsightly chewing gum from concrete floors, walkways and sidewalks.  Chewing gum litter is the number two litter problem in the world, second only to cigarette butts.

The program will culminate with a trip to EurekaFest in June 2017 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA to present their invention.  The Tustin High School InvenTeam, selected after an exhaustive 2-year application process, will be one of only 15 high school InvenTeams from across the United States to participate in this prestigious event.

Team members: Melanie Acosta, Hugo Ambriz, Jared Andreae, Eric Baker, Max Christy, Sam Christy, Erin Clement, Maraiah Collarines, Byan Ho, Angelica Pelcastre, Brandon Rossano and advisor Mr. Ed Hernandez.

Follow our progress on social media as we develop our machine and prepare for our trip to Boston this coming June. Help us get to MIT: Our grant does not include funds for travel. Help us get to MIT – visit our GoFundMe page here.

Click here for the official press release  from the Lemelson-MIT Program.

Go Tillers!

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