The 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Initial Application deadline of September 29, 2017 is fast approaching.
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is a national invention competition that recognizes individual graduate students who have tested prototypes of two or more inventions and teams of undergraduate students with a tested prototype of one invention.
The competition is open to full-time, degree-seeking students (as of the spring semester of 2018) with technology-based inventions in healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices. Inventions are not limited to class projects or thesis work, and any side/personal projects could also be considered. Patents are encouraged but not required. In each of the four categories, graduate students are awarded $15,000 and undergraduate teams are awarded $10,000.
Please help spread the word and encourage inventive students to apply by either forwarding this message or referring a student directly to me, and I would be happy to follow up. The Initial Application is due by Friday, September 29, 2017 and complete details about the application process are available here.