The NeuroMaker Challenge

What is NeuroMaker?

The Neuromaker Creative Challenge is an annual challenge presented to middle school and high school students to prototype solutions that can be solved with the application of technology, teamwork and talent. Students are challenged to identify a current issue, research potential solutions, build a prototype of their solution and then submit a written description and video introduction of their solution for Harvard and MIT alumni to review. Students are free to use a customizable combination of skills such as programming, design, engineering and more to create their own solutions.

Hands on STEM exercises
Engaging for students 12 to 18
The top solutions will be announced online and the top winners will be invited to Boston to present their solutions in person to a panel of experts in neuroscience, engineering, education and computer science.

How it Works

Gather a Group

Students participating in the Neuromaker creative challenge form a project group consisting of two to four students with an adult mentor, typically a teacher or guardian

Research Ideas

The group researches an issue such as helping amputees. They brainstorm ideas for how they can help with communication, eating or drinking or simply offering a handshake with a prosthetic hand

Assemble Your Project

The project group then uses the Brainco STEM Kit to build a hands on prototype of their solution to this issue

Submit Your Prototype

The project group finally arranges their research and thought process into a scientific proposal essay and records a simple video of their prototype solution which is then submitted to the Neuromaker review board for analysis.

Judging and Review by Experts
The Neuromaker review board consists of a team of experts in prosthetics, mechanical engineering, computer science, brain machine interfaces, education and entrepreneurship. This panel have brought award winning medical and technology devices into the market that confront real global challenges. Supported by the Harvard Innovation Lab incubated Brainco company, these experts bring together top minds from Harvard, MIT and other globally renowned educational institutions.
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The Neuromaker Creative Challenge is open to all who wish to participate, whether you are a group of hobbyists or class of students. We particularly recommend this for the following groups:

Afterschool Activity Groups

Bring an open-ended creative capstone project into the classroom with real world connections to top institutions.

Middle School and High School CTE classes​

Bring an open-ended creative capstone project into the classroom with real world connections to top institutions.​

At Home Projects

Bring an open-ended creative capstone project into the classroom with real world connections to top institutions.

Get Started!

If you have any questions about the Neuromaker Creative Challenge or would like to participate, please fill out the following form and we will connect you with the resources to get started!

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