Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
The Lemelson-MIT Program invites inventors to apply for its annual $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. All currently enrolled MIT seniors and graduate students are eligible, regardless of area of study. The application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m.
Interested students need to complete an online application that includes a 1,000-word (or less) description of their inventiveness while at MIT, two letters of recommendation and a current resume or CV. Supporting photos or diagrams may also be included. Students can apply at mit.edu/invent/a-student.html. They must register as new users before accessing the application.
The winner will be announced Feb. 15.