EurekaFest 2020

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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!

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

InvenTeam Videos

Student Prize Videos

Check out past EurekaFests in our photo albums.

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

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Presenters and Guest Speakers

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



Stephanie Couch

Stephanie Couch, PhD
Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT Program 




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




Tony PerryTony Perry
Invention Education Coordinator, Lemelson-MIT Program 




Janell CiemieckiJanell Ciemiecki
Awards Program Administrator, Lemelson-MIT Program 



Guest Speakers

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



Carol Dahl, PhDCarol Dahl
Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation