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IDEAS Competition awards

For innovative projects that make a positive change in the world.

$7,500 Award--Aerovax
- Esmeralda Megally G, management, Brussels, Belgium
- Anton Aboukhalil G, aeronautics and astronautics, Montreal, Canada
- Neel Varshny G, HST, Cambridge, MA

$7,500 Award--First Step Coral
- Gerardo Lao G, MSE Bacolod, Philippines
- Daniel Walker G, mechanical engineering, Chester, VT
- Illac Diaz Fellow, DUSP, Manila, Philippines
- Neil Ruiz G, political science, San Diego, CA

$5,000 Award--Turn Pure
- Gary Long, Staff, Lincoln Labs, Cutchogue, NY
- Justin Holland 2006, mechanical engineering, Tampa, FL
- Chandan Das 2006, mechanical engineering, Tyler, TX
- Patrick Schroeder G, management, Concordia, MO

$5,000 Award--All Heal
- Danielle Zurovcik G, mechanical engineering, West Newton, PA
- Chad Foster G, mechanical engineering, Colombus, IN
- Professor Alex Slocum, mechanical engineering, Bow, NH

$5,000 Award--Peanut Revolution
- Debbie Watkins 2006, economics
- Illac Diaz Fellow, DUSP, Manila, Philippines
- Neil Ruiz G, political science, San Diego, CA

$2,500 Award--Safe Pilot
- Sam Davies G, EECS, Tenafly, NJ
- Esmeralda Megally G, management, Brussels, Belgium
- Elisabeth Megally G, management, Brussels, Belgium

$2,500 Award--Rowing Wheelchair
- Joel Sadler 2006, mechanical engineering, Kingston, Jamaica
- Professor Rae Langton, linguistics and philosophy, Cambridge, MA

Star Volunteer Award--for four years of inspiration and generosity of spirit
- Chris Tostado 2006, chemical engineering, Pasadena, CA

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 7, 2006 (download PDF).

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