Creative Inquiry

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Tyler Ovington, Named Finalist for Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize

The Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition is a nationwide search for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students, with winning undergraduate teams receiving $10,000 in two categories and graduate student winners receiving $15,000 in two categories:

  • "Cure it!" for students with inventions that can improve healthcare
  • "Use it!" for students with inventions that can improve consumer devices and tools

Tyler was chosen as a finalist in the "Cure it!" undergraduate team category for his work in the Designing Medical Technology for the Developing World project. The other students associated with this team are Alex Devon, and Kayla Gainey. Kayla is now a Graduate student mentor to the team she joined as an undergraduate student.

The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.

Students interesting in applying for this competition in 2015 can contact the Lemelson-MIT program directly at Lemelson_awards@mit.edu to find out further details on the application process.

Please join us in congratulating Tyler Ovington!

Winners for the "Cure it!" Lemeslon-MIT Prize and the "Use it!" Lemelson-MIT Prize will be announced April 9, 2014.