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Calling all student inventors

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 They must register as new users before accessing the application.

The winner will be announced Feb. 15.

For more information, visit the Lemelson-MIT Program web site or contact Ingrid Dudek at x3-3490 or

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 7, 2005 (download PDF).

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