2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Lemelson-MIT Program and although our celebration will not be in Washington, D.C. as planned, we are planning a unique virtual EurekaFest this year on Wednesday, June 17th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. ET.  Check below to see what to expect during EurekaFest, and on June 17th at 5 pm ET, click the blue button to join the webcast!

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Thank you to our sponsors: The Lemelson Foundation, Prasad Kothari, and Michael J. Cima and Tina Cortesi


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Welcome: Michael J. Cima, Faculty Director, Lemelson-MIT Program; David H. Koch Professor of Engineering; Associate Dean of Innovation for the School of Engineering; Co-Director of the MIT Innovation Initiative
  • Introduction to the 2020 InvenTeams
  • Honoring the 2020 Student Prize Winners
  • Remarks by Carol Dahl, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation
  • Special guest:  Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • The Importance of Invention: a conversation with Andrei Iancu and Carol Dahl

Questions? Please contact info-lemelson@mit.edu.

Presenters and Guest Speakers

Prof. Michael J Cima
Faculty Director, Lemelson-MIT Program
David H Koch Professor of Engineering
Associate Dean of Innovation, School of Engineering

Stephanie Couch, PhD
Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT Program

Leigh Estabrooks, PhD
Invention Education Officer, Lemelson-MIT Program

Tony Perry
Invention Education Coordinator, Lemelson-MIT Program

Janell Ciemiecki
Awards Program Administrator, Lemelson-MIT Program

Guest Speakers

Andrei Iancu
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property,
Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office

Carol Dahl, PhD
Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation