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Lemelson-MIT Prize

The Lemelson-MIT Prize, endowed in 1994 by Jerome Lemelson[?] is awarded to inventors from the United States for outstanding achievement. The winner receives $500,000, making it the largest invention prize.

Past winners: 2003

  • Leroy Hood (Lemelson-MIT Prize)
  • (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • (Student Prize)
  • (Invention Apprentice)


  • Dean Kamen (Lemelson-MIT Prize)
  • Ruth R. Benerito[?] (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Andrew Heafitz (Student Prize)
  • Kavita Shukla (Invention Apprentice)



  • Thomas Fogarty[?] (Lemelson-MIT Prize)
  • Al Gross[?] (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Amy Smith (Student Prize)
  • Charles Johnson (Invention Apprentice)
  • Michael Lim, Jalal Khan, and Thomas Murphy received a one-time student team prize






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