Fidelity Investments

At Fidelity Investments learning about how emerging technologies work for their company

We spent the morning taking an AWESOME tour of the headquarters of Fidelity Investments here in Boston.  We spent an hour learning about how emerging technologies jell with business and the future of business.  Amazing research being done on how people use the internet.  Then we went and observed the trading floor where traders buy and sell the stocks that make up Fidelity’s mutual funds.  Our hosts were very gracious.  Thank you, Fidelity!


Full Day in Boston!

Awesome cable-stayed bridge

Our first day in Boston!  We spent the morning practicing our presentations for Thursday and Friday, then started our foot tour of Boston.  We walked the Freedom Trail, learning about Boston and its history, took in a street performance, then had dinner with our MIT contact Ellen.  Feet are sore but spirits are great!  Be sure to check out our Photo Gallery and map!  Touring Fidelity in the morning!

Day 2

Less van time today as we made our way to New York City for some sight-seeing at Times Square (above) and then spent some time at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).  Have arrived safely in Boston and have a practice presentation session scheduled for tomorrow morning!  Will post again tomorrow night!  We’ve put more pictures in our Photo Gallery and on our map.

Day 1

At Howard University

Well…we’re too tired to write too much about day one, but:  we left Durham on time and made it to DC at noon.  From there we took the metro to near Howard University, took a self-guided tour, then watched the USA tie England in the world cup match.  220 miles later we made it to Morristown, NJ by way of Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Princeton.  A good night’s sleep and we’re back on the road tomorrow morning.  Check out our map and photo gallery for more pics!  Good night!

Off to Boston!!! Follow Our Blog and Map!!!

Thank you again to all of our supporters!  Tomorrow morning we head towards Boston.  We’ll be seeing Georgetown and Howard universities tomorrow, maybe part of the USA vs. England soccer match, then finishing our day in New Jersey, near New York City!  Big day!  Each night we’ll do our best to update our blog and add pictures to our Google Map.  We hope you’ll join us!

Getting Ready for EurekaFest (at the EPA)!

Wednesday, June 2nd the InvenTeam traveled to the Environmental Protection Agency’s campus in Research Triangle Park, NC.  There our presenters at MIT gave a practice presentation and received feedback from EPA scientists and personnel.  After the excellent feedback that will help us improve before MIT, we took a tour of the green features of the facility.  Thank you so much to the EPA for the great afternoon!!!

Out In The Community

Yesterday we began putting a small version of our invention out in the community.  We spent part of the afternoon at the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association’s “Beaver Marsh.”  Read more here.