Students invent unlocking device

Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 15:10:59-05

State Representative Tom Cochran of Mason hosted a presentation Tuesday with the Williamston InvenTeam. The group was recently awarded a grant from the Lemelson MIT Program.

Williamston is one of 14 schools in the nation to receive the grant.

The invention, created by the team, is an unlocking device. It helps school children with neuro-developmental disabilities open their lockers.

Joe Rasmus, a math teacher at Williamston High School said, "A few students are in a program at our school, called peer to peer, where they volunteer to work with students who have disabilities. A few of them brought back the idea when they discovered that they had trouble opening their lockers."

The InvenTeam's project prototype will be presented at a conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June.