Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
The Lemelson-MIT Program invites MIT graduate students and graduating seniors who have created or improved a product or process, applied a technology in a new way, or redesigned a system to apply for the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for inventiveness. The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Interested students need to complete an online application, which includes a description of his or her inventiveness while at MIT, two letters of recommendation and a current resume or CV. Students must review the details about eligibility and criteria before they begin the process. Questions may be directed to the Lemelson-MIT program officer at email@example.com.
The winner will be announced at a press conference in February 2009.