Eligible candidates of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize must:
- be a full time MIT senior or graduate student
- be individual inventors or have developed a key invention(s) within a team environment
- be a matriculated student in the spring of the year the award is given
- serve as an inspiration to young people, through their creativity, outreach or mentoring activities
Applicants can be from any major, discipline, or research concentration and will be invited and encouraged to participate in Lemelson-MIT Program activities, including outreach opportunities to inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers. All applicants benefit from networking opportunities with each other, the MIT community, and Lemelson-MIT Award Winners.
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winners and Finalists are expected to attend EurekaFest, the Lemelson-MIT Program’s annual celebration of the inventive spirit. EurekaFest is a unique, inspiring opportunity for Student Prize Winners and Finalists to interact with Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams, and the Winners of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize and the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation.
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