Three MIT graduate students awarded Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention

Award honors top collegiate inventors in the United States.

Stephanie Martinovich | Lemelson-MIT Program 
May 31, 2018

MIT graduate students Tyler Clites, Maher Damak, and Guy Satat are among 14 collegiate inventors awarded the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, which recognizes young inventors who have designed and built prototypes in the fields of health care, transportation and mobility, food/water and agriculture, and consumer devices.  

The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded a total of $80,000 in prizes this year to six groups of undergraduate and graduate students nationwide. Winners were chosen based on the overall inventiveness of their work, the invention’s potential for commercialization or adoption, and youth mentorship experience.

“This year’s Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners are the embodiment of the inventive spirit,” said Stephanie Couch, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program. “They have not only invented solutions to real-world problems, they are also paving the way for their peers through their mentorship. We’re excited to share their accomplishments and to continue seeing them grow as Lemelson-MIT winners.”

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