Mao lab undergraduate students Siddharth Iyer, Jasmine Hu, Mathias Insley, Diane Lee, and Eric Lin have been selected as winners of the 2020 $10,000 “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for “Augeo: A cryogel polymer-based embolization solution to treat hemorrhaging patients”.
Student inventor groups are honored by the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize which is open to teams of undergraduate students (groups and individuals) from all over the country, focusing on technology-based inventions represented by different categories. The Augeo team won the “Cure It!” category which is awarded to students focused on developing healthcare-related inventions (source: JHU DMSE news page)
One of U.S. history’s most prolific inventors, Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy, founded the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. The family continues to support this vision through The Lemelson Foundation and grant funding administered by MIT’s School of Engineering (source: Lemelson-MIT Program page).
Congratulations all for your hard work and innovation!