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June 20, 2013

The MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition will kick off its 13th annual event Friday, June 21, 2013. Hosted by Lemelson Foundation partners Oregon MESA, the competition brings together the top 72 student inventors from across the nation to showcase their prototype solutions to a real-world problem. This year, students are using inventions to help address the unavailability of low-cost prosthetic arms for young amputees in developing countries.

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May 1, 2013

Our partners at the Lemelson-MIT Program today announced Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden as the joint recipients of the 2013 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation in recognition of their work in developing inventions -- in collaboration with their university students at Rice University -- that improve access to health innovations for the world's poorest communities.

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June 5, 2012

Congratulations to prolific inventor Dr. Stephen Quake, recipient of the 2012 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. An adventurer at heart, Quake relishes in the adrenaline that comes from mountain biking and ski mountaineering. It is that same rush he gets from exploring the unknown that drives him to consistently push scientific limits.

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November 2, 2011

On September 21, the Foundation, in partnership with PNCA’s MFA in Collaborative Design, Illahee and Mercy Corps Action Center was proud to host Harish Hande, recent recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award – often considered “The Asian Nobel Prize" in a guest lecture in our home city of Portland, Ore.

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October 26, 2011

Congratulations to three National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) teams who won a combined $200,000 in funding from the second annual MassChallenge. The world's largest startup competition – designed to catalyze the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses – MassChallenge provided $1 million in awards for 17 teams, including three $100K Diamond Prize Winners and fourteen $50K Gold Prize Winners.

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October 16, 2011

In this age where kids dream of growing up to become rock stars or athletes it's even more important than ever to inspire the next generation to become inventors, problem solvers, scientists and engineers. These are the youth that will help develop solutions that will improve lives, establish new and exciting products and companies, and provide leadership and prosperity for further generations.

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