Amos G. Winter
Assistant Professor
Director, Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Tufts 2010 Tufts University Young Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award 2011
R&D 100 R&D 100 Award for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
R&D 100 R&D 100 Editors’ Choice Award for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
MIT SOE MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award 2010
ASME ASME Innovation Showcase, 1st place for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
spark awards Gold Award, Spark Awards for design, world changing category for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
Scientific American Winner, Scientific American’s World Changing Ideas video contest for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
WSJ Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards, medical devices category, runner up for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
NCIIA National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Advanced E-Teams grant for Indian trial and dissemination of the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
fulbright Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Fellowship to India (declined) 2010
Lemelson Finalist, Lemelson-MIT Student Prize 2010
NAE Extraordinary Stories Award, National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Summit 2010
MIT ME MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering deFlorez Award for Design, 3nd place for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2010
IDB Inter-American Development Bank, $50,000 World of Solutions grant for Leveraged Freedom Chair trial in Guatemala 2009
ASME ASME IDETC Conference, Graduate Student Mechanism Design Competition, 1st place for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2009
ASME ASME IDETC Conference, Robot Design Competition, 2nd place for RoboClam 2009
RESNA RESNA Student Design Competition Finalist, for the Leveraged Freedom Chair 2009
MIT ME MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering deFlorez Award for Technology Innovation/Invention, 2nd place for RoboClam 2009
IDEAS

MIT IDEAS Competition Winner, Award for International Technology for the Leveraged Freedom Chair

2008
ODGE

Hugh Hampton Young Memorial Fund Fellowship, given by the MIT Office for the Dean of Graduate Education

2007-2009
NCIIA National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Course Grant for Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries Class 2007
Tufts Tufts Alex Elias Memorial Prize Scholarship 2003
Tufts athletics Tufts Varsity Football Letter Winner 2001, 2002
 
Wheelchair Press
core77 Case Study: Leveraged Freedom Chair
Core77 Design Magazine and Resource, 2/6/11
   
Scientific American 2010 World Changing Ideas Video Contest
Scientific American, December 2010 issue
   
WSJ Wall Street Journal Innovation Awards
Wall Street Journal, 9/27/10
   
Discovery news Leveraged Freedom Chair featured on Daily Planet
Discovery Channel Canada, 5/12/10
   
CNN A smoother wheelchiar ride (featured on CNN and HLN, including American Morning)
CNN Edge of Discovery, 3/20/10-3/24/10
   
Boston Globe

MIT's levered wheelchair extends freedom to Third World (featured on the front page)
Boston Globe, 3/8/10

Click here for a picture of the front page of the Boston Globe showing the LFC

Click here for an animation of the LFC propulsion action made by the Globe

Click here for a video of the LFC produced by the Globe

Click here for Jim Smith's (author of the story) blog entry about the LFC Globe article

   
MIT News

New wheelchair gets its first real-world test
MIT News, 2/18/10

Click here for a screenshot of the MIT homepage when this story was the spotlight

Click here for the LFC video produced by the MIT News Office

   
Chronical of higher ed From MIT, a wheelchair that rolls with the terrain
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/4/10
   
Discovery news Off-road wheelchair makes the climb
Discovery News, 2/19/10
   
WBZ radio A leveraged wheelchair
WBZ News Radio 1030, 3/8/10
   
Tech Review A serendipitous passion
Technology Review, 5/2008
   
NHPR Reinventing the wheelchair
Word of Mouth, New Hampshire Public Radio, 7/14/08
   
MIT News On a roll: Students help bring mobility to developing countries
MIT News, 5/21/08

Click here for a screenshot of the MIT hompage when this story was the spotlight
   
Spectrum Champion for the disabled
MIT Spectrum, Summer 2007
   
MIT News Building a better wheelchair
MIT News, 3/21/06
     
RoboClam Press
Boston Globe RoboClam may become the first 'smart' anchor
Boston Globe, 12/22/08
   
MIT News Dig this: RoboClam
MIT News, 11/25/08

Click here for a screenshot of the MIT homepage when this story was the spotlight
   
Make Magazine I just wish they hadn't called it "RoboClam"
Make Magazine Blog, 3/27/10
   
Cape Cod Times Fast-digging clam inspires inventors
Cape Cod Times, 12/9/09
   
Discovery news RoboClam anchor holds ships steady
Discovery News, 12/2/08
   
Ivanhoe RoboClam to the rescue
Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science, Ivanhoe News, 4/2009

This link contains a news video segment about the project
   
Scientific American Robot clam achieves feat with foot
Scientific American 60-Second Science, 12/2/08
   
Discover Pocket-sized RoboClam could anchor and oil rig
Discover Magazine Blogs/Discoblog, 12/3/08
   
New Scientist To put up and oil rig, follow that clam
New Scientist, 7/15/08
   
 
 
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