Issue Date: October 8, 2007
Nominees Sought For Lemelson-MIT Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Program is accepting nominations for the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize to recognize outstanding midcareer inventors who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society that could be or has been adopted for practical use.
The program is also accepting nominations for the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, which supports individuals whose inventions enhance economic opportunities and societal well-being while protecting and restoring the natural environment.
Candidates may be individuals or two collaborating inventors, and they must be nominated by one of their peers. Winners will be invited to participate in Lemelson-MIT Program activities, including youth outreach opportunities to inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers. Nomination guidelines are available at web.mit.edu/invent/. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 2.
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