Contests and academic competitions
High school students receive Lemelson-MIT Program invention grants
October 18, 2013InvenTeam grants awarded to students at 15 high schools nationwide to help bring their innovative ideas to life.
‘Cool’ invention wins first place at MADMEC
October 16, 2013Thermoelectric bracelet that helps people maintain a comfortable body temperature takes home $10,000 from MIT’s annual materials-science design competition.
Real estate forum features talk on value of design
September 30, 2013MIT places second in this year's CASE competition
MIT student-innovator prize goes national
September 18, 2013The Lemelson-MIT Program has opened its Collegiate Student Prize competition to student innovators nationwide.
Students win with plan to integrate electric cars to grid
August 12, 2013MIT team takes first place in case competition tackling today’s energy challenges
Students recognized for environmental health research
May 21, 2013Grads and postdocs presented work at poster session held by Center for Environmental Health Sciences
Students with toys: Not just playing around
May 15, 2013In mechanical engineering department’s toy-design class, teams design creative board games, plush toys and puzzles.
MIT conference showcases undergraduate research
May 13, 2013EECScon 2013 marks MIT’s first research conference geared toward engineering undergraduates
Funding clean-energy solutions
May 7, 2013MIT’s Clean Energy Prize awards more than $300,000 to support green startups and technologies.
IDEAS awards offer a ‘launching point’ for ventures
May 3, 2013Social entrepreneurs take home thousands of dollars from the IDEAS Global Challenge to help launch startups, develop inventions.
MIT Steel Bridge team wins first place in regional contest
May 1, 2013Though delayed by the Boston-area lockdown, the competition was held at MIT on April 20
NSE-led teams sweep energy innovation contest
April 30, 2013Future Energy @ MIT pitch competition focuses on finding solutions to the world’s energy challenges
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bluelight
April 30, 2013The team is developing a layaway payment system in Jordan to provide low-income consumers with greater access to capital.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bounce Imaging
April 17, 2013The venture has developed a low-cost, throwable device for first responders to assess dangerous situations.
MIT researchers honored for 'Revealing Invisible Changes'
February 1, 2013CSAIL team recognized by National Science Foundation for video that catches motions too subtle for the naked eye.
Students take control of satellites on the International Space Station
January 15, 2013200 high-school students participate in MIT’s annual Zero Robotics competition.
Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid
October 25, 2012With 20 years’ notice, paint pellets could cause an asteroid to veer off course.
Essmart Global awarded grand prize in Dell Social Innovation Competition
June 15, 2012MIT IDEAS Global Challenge team wins $50,000 in international competition.