Hi, I’m a rising sophomore in high school. This summer I have an internship where I help work on a project by a team of researchers from my local university. Since the research is going to be commercialized, they’re applying for a patent, and my mentor says that I’ve contributed a sufficient amount that my name is getting put on the patent.
I’m pretty confident the patent will be approved by the time I apply for college, so how much, if at all, is this going to help my college application? (Note: there’s probably at least several other people listed on the patent)