Lemelson-MIT Illinois Student Prize 2012


Applications due



Competition Organizer

University of Illinois Technology Entrepreneur Center

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible

Open to all senior and graduate students  enrolled full-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

The prize is awarded to a student who has created or improved a product or process, applied a technology in a new way, or demonstrated other outstanding inventiveness.

Important Dates

Applications must be submitted by December 19, 2011. Judging of the entries will take place in January 2012, and finalist interviews will take place the week of January 31, 2012. An awards ceremony to announce the winner will take place on March 7, 2012

Competition Prizes

The $30,000 cash prize will be awarded to one student. 

Other Info

This award is offered in partnership with the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a non-profit organization that recognizes outstanding inventors, encourages sustainable new solutions to real world problems, and enables and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.