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The Lemelson-MIT Program, a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating invention and inspiring youth, is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Student Prize. The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize seeks to serve as a catalyst for burgeoning inventors across the country and honors promising collegiate inventors.

Tell your students about this great opportunity! Applications are due Friday, September 29, 2017.

The category-based invention competition is open annually to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students nationwide. The categories are:

  • “Cure it!” for students with inventions that can improve healthcare
  • “Drive it!” for students with inventions that can improve transportation
  • “Eat it!” for students with inventions that can improve food and agriculture
  • “Use it!” for students with inventions that can improve consumer devices

Graduate student winners receive $15,000 each and winning undergraduate teams receive $10,000 each, along with a national media campaign, exposure to investment and business communities, and a trip to MIT for an award celebration in June 2018.

For more information and how to apply, visit Lemelson-MIT Student Prize online

Questions? Contact Awards Program Administrator Janell Ciemiecki at janellc@mit.edu.

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