Target Applicant: Undergraduate, Graduate


Celebrating invention, inspiring youth. The $10-15K Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The student prize competition is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare and consumer technologies. Applicants can submit their inventions in the following two categories: the “Cure It!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize which rewards students for working on technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare or the “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize which rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices and tools. Past winners include Nikolai Begg for inventing of medical devices that make surgical procedures less invasive and the MIT Undergraduate team of Christopher Haid, Mateo Pena Doll, AJ Perez, and Forrest Pieper for developing automated 3D printing for the classroom.

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