The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced winners of the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition (NCSPC), a nationwide search for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students. The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded $50,000 in prizes, with winning undergraduate teams receiving $10,000 in two categories and graduate student winners receiving $15,000 in two categories. The winners of this year’s competition were selected from a diverse and highly competitive applicant pool of students spanning 26 universities across the country. The graduate winner for the “Cure it!” reward (technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare) was David Sengeh. Sengeh is designing the next-generation of wearable, mechanical interfaces that improve comfort and mobility for amputees. The graduate winner for the “Use it!” reward (technology-based invention that can improve consumer devices and tools) was Ben Peters. Peters has invented critical technology that enables the production of a new breed of machine tool: a high resolution, reconfigurable molding surface.
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