2020

Modal Propellant Gauging (MPG): A system that provides real-time fuel gauging for aircraft and spacecraft
2020 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Carthage College
Syn-SCOBY: a smart pollutant-sensing filter and DEPCOS for ultra-safe water applications
2020 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemical reactors for sustainable chemical processes and an optimized system for energy storage and hydrogen production
2020 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
New York University
Healthcare advances for amputees that restore a sense of touch and better mobility
2020 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Augeo: A cryogel polymer-based embolization solution to treat hemorrhaging patients
2020 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University
Neptune Plastics, Inc.: Biodegradable Plastic
2020 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Brigham Young University

2019

Callascope, a cervical cancer diagnosis device and a smartphone algorithm to classify cervix images
2019 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Duke University
Portal Entryways: A wireless device that opens disabled-accessible doors
2019 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Brigham Young University
Electrochemical Water Purification Technology and Chlorine Generator
2019 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ithemba: A reusable, low-cost, contamination-free breast biopsy device
2019 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University
The BioEnergy Project – Repurposing Food Waste
2019 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of California San Diego
AlterEgo, a non-invasive-peripheral-nerve computer interface and ISGEC platform
2019 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SMART Conductor and Enhanced Optical Fiber Sensors
2019 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
North Carolina State University

2018

All Photons Imaging and FemtoPixel
2018 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Novel Device to Revolutionize Eye Corneal Transplants
2018 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University
N-Stent: Daily-Wear Nasal Breathing Aid
2018 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University
Agonist-antagonist Myoneural Interface (AMI) and Pollex Grasp
2018 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electron Microscope Pixel Array Detector (EMPAD) and Low-Cost airSTEM
2018 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Cornell University
Charged Polymers for Sticky Agricultural Sprays, and Water Recovery in Cooling Towers
2018 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2017

SwineTech: SmartGuard Device – Real-time health analysis for farmers
2017 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Iowa
Tactile: A Real-Time Text-to-Braille Converter
2017 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solar-Powered Desalination System for Off-Grid Water Production in India and Gaza and Usage Sensor for Household Water Treatment Devices
2017 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Method to Design a Better Prosthetic Foot
2017 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact-Printed Nano-membrane Transducers for Sound Production
2017 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Innovative Biomaterials-based Strategies to Combat Autoimmune Disease
2017 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Maryland - College Park
Novel Proteins to Fight Superbug Bacterial Infections
2017 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Stanford University
WheelSense: An Open-Source Smart Add-On System for Wheelchairs
2017 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of California, Berkeley
A Small, Mid-Air-Deployable, Folding Electric Drone, and Adaptable Aircraft Manufacturing (AAM) Architecture
2017 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2016

Better Connections between Humans and Plants on Earth and in Space
2016 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Colorado Boulder
Autism Glass Project
2016 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Stanford University
Highlight: A Powdered Additive for Disinfectants
2016 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Columbia University
Superhuman Visual Systems to Capture Light
2016 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The First High-Performance, Lightweight Clutchless Hybrid Transmission
2016 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The World’s First Completely Automated Restaurant
2016 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SignAloud: Gloves that Transliterate Sign Language into Text and Speech
2016 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Washington

2015

Enhancing Pain-Free Drug Delivery in Patients via the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract
2015 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Respiratory Solution for Premature Infants around the World
2015 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Western Michigan University
Connecting “Hidden” Vehicle Data with a Cloud-based Platform to Create Powerful and Transformative Applications
2015 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
The Next Dimension of 3D Printing
2015 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Penn State University
Game-changing Innovation to Help Solve the Global Food Scarcity Challenge
2015 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
North Carolina State University

2014

GlucoSense: A low-cost glucometer and strip system for diabetics in resource-poor settings
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Clemson University
Automated 3D printing for the classroom
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Designed next-generation wearable mechanical interfaces that improve comfort for amputees
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Reconfigurable Forming Tools – Looking Beyond 3D Printing
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT

2013

Inventor of medical devices that are making surgical procedures less invasive
2013 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2012

Invented the first-ever solar cells fabricated on everyday substrates
2012 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2011

Invented a humanized mouse with a tissue-engineered human liver
2011 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2010

Invented a ground-breaking method for three dimensional genome sequencing called “Hi-C”.
2010 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2009

Developed a new class of therapeutics that provides more precision to cancer ablation.
2009 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2008

Invented processes to combat bacterial infections by enhancing the effectiveness of antibiotics at killing bacteria
2008 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2007

Invented the ATLAS Powered Rope Ascender
2007 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2006

Invented the Transition; a personal air vehicle
2006 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2005

Innovations in stroke and cancer treatments
2005 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2004

Invented low-cost device for manufacturing eyeglass lenses, electronic rope and recyclable 3D LEGO chocolate printer
2004 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2003

Developed 'swarm' microrobots based on the principles of nature to carry out real-world tasks.
2003 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2002

Designed a low-cost aerial surveillance system that utilizes a rocket
2002 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2001

Created a universal nano-assembly machine
2001 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2000

Designed a motorized hammermill
2000 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1999

Designs and builds implantable microelectrodes to facilitate sensory feedback in prosthetic limbs
1999 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1998

Black Falcon—a tool for minimally invasive surgery.
1998 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1997

Invented the HydroRail™ —a modular hydrostatic bearing for machine tools; and the Pass-It™
1997 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1996

Invented the Fastap™ keypad, formerly known as OneTouch™
1996 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1995

Invented PHANTOM 3-D Touch interface for computers
1995 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize