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Lemelson-MIT Student Prize applications due Jan. 11

The Lemelson-MIT Program invites MIT student inventors to apply for its annual $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for inventiveness. All currently enrolled MIT seniors and graduate students are eligible, regardless of their area of study.

"We continue to seek out students who have demonstrated a history of inventiveness--novel approaches to solving problems in an array of disciplines," said program officer Michael McNally.

Students interested in applying should complete a one-page application and attach a 500-word description of their inventiveness while at MIT, two letters of recommendation and a r�sum�. Supporting photos or diagrams also may be included. Applications can be downloaded from the Lemelson-MIT Program's web site, the Invention Dimension, or by contacting McNally at x3-3352 or

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Faculty Club on March 6.

Now based at the School of Engineering, the Lemelson-MIT Program was established in 1994.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 12, 2001.

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