Contests and academic competitions
Students recognized for environmental health research
May 21, 2013Grads and postdocs presented work at poster session held by Center for Environmental Health Sciences
Students with toys: Not just playing around
May 15, 2013In mechanical engineering department’s toy-design class, teams design creative board games, plush toys and puzzles.
MIT conference showcases undergraduate research
May 13, 2013EECScon 2013 marks MIT’s first research conference geared toward engineering undergraduates
Funding clean-energy solutions
May 7, 2013MIT’s Clean Energy Prize awards more than $300,000 to support green startups and technologies.
IDEAS awards offer a ‘launching point’ for ventures
May 3, 2013Social entrepreneurs take home thousands of dollars from the IDEAS Global Challenge to help launch startups, develop inventions.
MIT Steel Bridge team wins first place in regional contest
May 1, 2013Though delayed by the Boston-area lockdown, the competition was held at MIT on April 20
NSE-led teams sweep energy innovation contest
April 30, 2013Future Energy @ MIT pitch competition focuses on finding solutions to the world’s energy challenges
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bluelight
April 30, 2013The team is developing a layaway payment system in Jordan to provide low-income consumers with greater access to capital.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bounce Imaging
April 17, 2013The venture has developed a low-cost, throwable device for first responders to assess dangerous situations.
MIT researchers honored for 'Revealing Invisible Changes'
February 1, 2013CSAIL team recognized by National Science Foundation for video that catches motions too subtle for the naked eye.
Students take control of satellites on the International Space Station
January 15, 2013200 high-school students participate in MIT’s annual Zero Robotics competition.
Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid
October 25, 2012With 20 years’ notice, paint pellets could cause an asteroid to veer off course.
Essmart Global awarded grand prize in Dell Social Innovation Competition
June 15, 2012MIT IDEAS Global Challenge team wins $50,000 in international competition.
CourseRoad, Dormbase win 2012 iCampus Student Prizes
May 23, 2012CourseRoad named grand prize winner; Dormbase named runner-up
CloudTop takes top $100K competition prize
May 17, 2012A record 215 teams competed in this year’s business plan competition.
IDEAS Global Challenge coordinator discusses intersection of innovation and public service
April 20, 2012Facilitated by Kate Mytty, competition will award up to $10,000 per team next month.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: True Africa
April 9, 2012Improving access to local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: wecyclers
March 27, 2012Incentivizing recycling in the slums of Nigeria