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Lemelson-MIT Program Expands Collegiate Prize To Honor Inventive Students Nationwide (September 18, 2013)

Lemelson-MIT Program Awards Jerome Lemelson Fellowship (August 27, 2013)

Lemelson-MIT Program Announces Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment (July 16, 2013)

Dr. Angela Belcher genetically engineers viruses to create new products; inventions include biodegradable batteries, high-efficiency solar cells and clean transportation fuel (June 4, 2013)

Drs. Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden Win $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation for Inventions Developed in Collaboration with University Students (May 1, 2013)

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Showcase at 3rd Annual White House Science Fair (April 22, 2013)

Nikolai Begg Receives $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his portfolio of novel medical devices (March 5, 2013)


2012-2013 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Selected from National Pool of Applicants (October 17, 2012)

Physicist and Entrepreneur Dr. Stephen Quake Honored with $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize (June 4, 2012)

Dr. Ashok Gadgil Receives $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation for Scientific Solutions to the Global Water Crisis, and Energy and Fuel Efficiency (May 2, 2012)

MIT Student Inventor Miles C. Barr Receives Lemelson-MIT Student Prize (March 7, 2012)

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Showcase Inventions at White House Science Fair (February 7, 2012)

2012 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index Reveals Barriers and Drivers to Becoming U.S. Inventors (January 23, 2012)


2011-2012 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Selected from National Pool of Applicants (October 19, 2011)

MIT Student Inventor Alice A. Chen Receives 2011 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize (March 9, 2011)

2011 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index Uncovers Inventive Perception among Young Americans (January 19, 2011)


White House Science Fair Showcases Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams (October 18 , 2010)

Boy Scouts of America and Lemelson-MIT Program Introduce Inventing Merit Badge (June 17, 2010)

Chemical Biologist and Entrepreneur Carolyn Bertozzi Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Biotechnology Innovations (June 2, 2010)

$100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Awarded to Dr. BP Agrawal for Rainwater Harvesting System, Mobile Health Clinics and Cultural Implementations (April 28, 2010)

Erez Lieberman-Aiden wins the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Transformative Work in Genomics and Linguistics (March 3, 2010)

2010 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index Reveals Ways to Enhance Teens Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the Classroom and Beyonds (January 28, 2010)

15 High Schools Awarded Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grants to Tackle Real-World Problems (October 20, 2009)


Professor Chad Mirkin Awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Revolutionary Advancements in Nanotechnology (June 24, 2009)

Open Source Mobile Technology Software Reinventing Health Care in Developing Countries: Innovator Joel Selanikio Wins $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability (April 28, 2009)

MIT Student Develops New Innovations to Selectively Kill Cancer Cells: Geoffrey von Maltzahn Awarded $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention (March 3, 2009)

2009 Invention Index Survey Results Released - Survey: Majority of U.S. Teens Feel Prepared For Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Yet Many Lack Mentors (January 7, 2009)


Inventive Students Invited To Apply For $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize (October 1, 2008)

Bridging Disciplines, Innovating Solutions: Polymer Expert Recognized for Inventions in Materials and Life Sciences — Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize (June 25, 2008)

Inventor's Irrigation Pumps Help Lift African Farmers Out of Poverty — KickStart Co-Founder Martin Fisher Receives $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability (April 23, 2008)

LED Lamp Lights the Way to $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Prize — Patrick Walsh's Battery-powered, Solar-charged LED Lamp Could Improve Energy Efficiency in India (February 28, 2008)

Student Develops New LED, Wins $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Prize — Martin Schubert's Polarized LED Could Improve LCD Displays, Save Energy (February 28, 2008)

MIT Student Invents Knock-Out Punch for Antibiotic Resistance — Timothy Lu Awarded $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Inventiveness (February 27, 2008)

2008 Invention Index Survey Results Released — U.S. Teens are Confident in Their Inventiveness: More Hands-on, Project-based Learning May be Needed (January 16, 2008)


16 High Schools Awarded Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants for Invention Projects — Grant Applications Now Available for 2008 - 2009 School Year (October 9, 2007)

New Executive Director to Lead Lemelson-MIT Program (June 15, 2007)

Chemist Inventor 'Sniffs' His Way to Prestigious $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize — Timothy M. Swager Recognized for Chemical Sensor Inventions Employing Molecular Wires (April 2, 2007)

Alternative-Fuels Pioneer Receives First-Ever $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability — Dartmouth College Engineering Professor and Mascoma co-founder Lee Lynd honored for 25 years of inventive achievements and research into alternative fuels (April 2, 2007)

Handheld "T-ray" Device Earns New $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize — Brian Schulkin's "Mini-Z" spots cracks in space shuttle foam, detects tumors in tissue. (February 16, 2007)

Illinois Student Wins $30,000 Award for Neuroscience Innovations — Michael Callahan wins the inaugural Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize for inventiveness and innovation (February 14, 2007)

MIT Graduate Student Wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Life-Saving Inventions — Nathan Ball's Inventions Include a Device to "Fly" to Tops of Buildings and Another to Significantly Improve Mass Inoculations (February 14, 2007)


20 High Schools Awarded Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants for Invention Projects — Grant Applications Now Available for 2007 - 2008 (October 19, 2006)

Lemelson-MIT Program Fans the Inventive Flame — Program Refocuses and Renews Its Commitment to Support and Inspire Up-And-Coming Inventors (September 5, 2006, revised)
Liquid Crystal Display Trailblazer Receives Largest Prize for Invention in the United States — James Fergason's Achievements Recognized With $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize (May 3, 2006)
Eminent Scientist Receives $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award — Dr. Sidney Pestka Recognized for Groundbreaking Research on Anti-Viral Treatments (May 3, 2006)
MIT Student Wins Prestigious Award for Flying Car and Other Innovations — Carl Dietrich Awarded $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Inventiveness (February 15, 2006)

Survey: Teens Predict Gasoline-Powered Cars Obsolete by 2015 — Lemelson-MIT Invention Index Raises Questions about Teens' Perceptions of Their Preparedness to Tackle Future Societal Problems (January 11, 2006)


18 High Schools Awarded Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants — Grant Applications Now Available for 2006 - 2007 (October 25, 2005)

Inventor of Modern Computer Memory Receives $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award (April 21, 2005)

Inventor Wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Revolutionizing Acoustics (April 18, 2005)

David Berry Wins 2005 Student Prize — MIT Student Invents Promising Treatments for Stroke and Cancer (February 16, 2005)
2005 Invention Index™: Daily Commute Could Lead to the Next Great Invention — Lemelson-MIT Study Shows Many Americans Feel Most Creative in the Car (January 12, 2005)
CNN Joins with Lemelson-MIT Program to Present Top 25 Innovations — Segments, Special Hosted by Miles O’Brien Kick Off Year-long Celebration of Network’s 25th Anniversary (January 12, 2005)

High School Teams Earn Grant Funding for Invention Projects — Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants Awarded to 13 Schools Nationwide (October 20, 2004)

Anti-Terrorist Technology Research Needs Presidential Support Most, Lemelson-MIT Invention Index Survey Finds — Medical Inventions Expected To Have Greatest Impact Over Next 25 Years (October 1, 2004)
Inventor of Long-Lasting, Low-Heat Light Source Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention — Nick Holonyak Jr. Invented the First Practical Light-Emitting Diode (LED) (April 19, 2004)
Pioneer Chemist Edith Flanigen Receives $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award for Invention (April 19, 2004)
Experts Question the Future of Invention and Innovation in America — New Report Cites Need to Foster Invention Among Education, Business and Government Sectors (April 19, 2004)
Inventing A Sustainable Future — New report urges more technologies that address social and environmental concerns (April 13, 2004)
Saul Griffith Wins 2004 Student Prize — MIT Student Inventor Sees Clear Future in 'Desktop Printer' for Low-Cost Eyeglass Lenses (February 19, 2004)
2004 Invention Index Survey Results Released — Cell Phone Edges Alarm Clock as Most Hated Invention, Yet One We Cannot Live Without (January 21, 2004)
High School Students Get Funding for Inventions that Solve Community Problems — Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants Awarded to 10 Schools Nationwide (October 20, 2003)
$500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize Awarded to Leroy Hood, M.D., PH.D. — Inventor of Automated DNA Sequencer Transformed Scientific Landscape and Played a Key Role in the Human Genome Project (April 24, 2003)
Lemelson-MIT Program Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Biomedical Industry Pioneer — William P. Murphy, Jr. Used his Engineering Skills and Medical Expertise to Improve Lives through Invention (April 24, 2003)
James McLurkin wins 2003 Student Prize — Using Natural Behavior in Robotics to Advance Scientific Goals (February 26, 2003)
Lemelson-MIT Program unveils enhanced, redesigned Web site — Site Combines Engaging Activities and Enriched Resources for Exploring the World of Invention and Innovation (January 28, 2003)
2003 Invention Index Survey Results Released — Toothbrush Beats Out PC, Car, Cell Phone As the Invention Most Americans Say They Cannot Live Without (January 21, 2003)
Lemelson-MIT Program Launches New Invention Initiative for High School Students and Teachers — InvenTeam Grants Inspire Young People to Improve Their Communities and Schools; First Recipients Named. (October 15, 2002)
Lemelson-MIT Program Awards 2002 High School Apprenticeship to Inventive Maryland Student — Kavita Shukla Holds Patents for Lab Safety and Innovative Food Packaging (June 4, 2002)
Lemelson-MIT Prize Awarded to Dean Kamen — Versatile Inventor of Medical, Transportation Technologies Will Use Funds for Programs to Excite Children About Science and Invention (April 23, 2002)
Lemelson-MIT Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Inventor of Easy-Care Cotton — Ruth Rogan Benerito Pioneered Processes for 'Wash and Wear' Clothing, Inspired Students (April 23, 2002)
Student Wins $30,000 Prize for Inventiveness from Lemelson-MIT Program — From Legos to Rockets: Inventor's Career Taking Off (March 6, 2002)
2002 Invention Index Survey Results Released Teens say the computer is the most important invention of the 20th century while TV is the least important. (January, 2002)
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$500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize Awarded to Futurist Who Makes a Career of Helping Others — Artificial Intelligence Innovator Raymond Kurzweil Invented First Reading Machine for the Blind (April 24, 2001)
Lemelson-MIT Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award to Pioneer of Diagnostic Medicine — Raymond Damadian Invented MRI Machine for Scanning Human Body–Enabled Early Detection of Cancer and other Diseases (April 24, 2001)
Student Wins $30,000 Prize for Inventiveness from Lemelson-MIT ProgramInventor Likened to Modern-Day Renaissance Man (February 15, 2001)
Despite Geek Image, Inventors Respected by Teens, 2001 Lemelson-MIT Iinvention Index Finds Young Americans See Inventors as Vital but Unexciting; Future of American Inventing Murky (January 10, 2001)
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Teen Environmentalist from North Dakota Wins Shot to Invent at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — Jordan Sand wins third annual Lemelson-MIT Invention Apprenticeship for innovative uses of local crops (November 15, 2000)
Pioneering Surgeon Wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize — Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty's Devices Revolutionized Vascular Surgery (April 27, 2000)
Lemelson-MIT Program Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award to Founding Father of Wireless Communications — Al Gross Invented Walkie-Talkie, Pager, Cordless Phone; Shortened WWII With Early Wireless Innovations (April 27, 2000)
Amy B Smith: 2000 Winner of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Inventiveness — MIT Student Wins Prize for Design Innovations to Aid Developing Countries (February 9, 2000)
Three MIT Graduate Students Win Unisphere Solutions-backed $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Team Prize for Innovation in Telecommunications & Networking (February 9, 2000)
American Teens Want Parents' Attention, Lemelson-MIT Study Finds — Technology, Computer Games Take Back Seat to Human Element in Science Education (January 10, 2000)
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Lemelson-MIT Program Announces Winner of Second Annual High School Invention Apprenticeship — Texan Charles Johnson Wins for Demonstrating Life-Long Inventiveness (November 2, 1999)
Microelectronics Pioneer Wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize — Dr. Carver Mead of CalTech Honored for His Contributions to Today's Microcircuit Industry (April 22, 1999)
KEVLAR Discoverer Honored for Lifetime Achievement — Stephanie Kwolek Recognized by the Lemelson-MIT Program (April 22, 1999)
1999 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner Named — MIT Student Receives $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention and Innovation (February 11, 1999)
Lemelson-MIT Survey Finds High School Student, Their Parents Agree — and Disagree — on the Most Important 20th Century Inventions — American Students Rank the Computer #1; Parents Choose Antibiotics (January 11, 1999)
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Half Million Dollar Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner Announced; Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Honored — Robert Langer Wins Lemelson-MIT Prize; Jacob Rabinow Honored with Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award (April 15, 1998)

$30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner Named — MIT Student Receives Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention and Innovation (February 11, 1998 )
More Support for Cancer Cure than AIDS Cure, National Survey Reports — Annual Invention Index Survey Finds Extra-Terrestrial Life Outranks Cloning Research (January 1998)
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Computer Pioneer Wins Lemelson-MIT Prize — Computer Trailblazer Douglas Engelbart Receives Half-Million Dollars for Invention and Innovation (April 9, 1997)
Inventor of Lifesaving Drugs Honored for Lifetime Achievement — Gertrude Elion Recognized by Lemelson-MIT Awards Program (April 9, 1997)
MIT Student Receives Lemelson-MIT Student Prize — Nathan Kane, 1997 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner (February 11, 1997)
Second Annual Invention Index Shows VCRs Made Americans' Lives Easiest (January 1997)
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Biotech Pioneers Win the Lemelson-MIT Prize — DNA Trailblazers Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen Receive Half-Million Dollars for Invention and Innovation (April 11, 1996)
Inventor of Implantable Pacemaker Honored for Lifetime Achievement — Wilson Greatbatch Recognized by Lemelson-MIT Awards Program (April 11, 1996)
Dr. David Levy Wins 1996 Lemelson-MIT $30,000 Student Prize
(May 1, 1996)
National Survey on Inventions Shows Autos Rate Highest, PCs as Vital as Hair Dryers (January 1996)
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Automotive Engineer Wins First Lemelson-MIT Prize — GM Powertrain engineer William J. Bolander is first winner of $500,000 award for invention and innovation (April 1995)
Lemelson-MIT Prize Program Honors Hewlett and Packard for Lifetime Achievement — Hewlett-Packard founders recognized for contributions to invention and innovation (April 1995)
First $30,000 Lemelson Student Prize For Inventiveness Awarded at MIT — MIT graduate student Thomas Massie recognized for outstanding creativity and innovation (February 1995)