The $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize is awarded to a Rensselaer senior or graduate student who has created or improved a product or process, applied a technology in a new way, redesigned a system or in other ways demonstrated remarkable inventiveness. Award winners gain invaluable exposure to the science, business and investment communities through national press around this award.
Rebecca Wachs has invented a new implantable sensor with the ability to wirelessly transmit data.
Brighter, Smarter, & More Efficient LEDs
Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture LEDs that are brighter, more energy efficient, and have superior technical properties.
More Resilient Buildings & Bridges
Navid Attary has created a seismic protection device to boost the resiliency of bridges and buildings to earthquakes.
Safer Detection of Hazardous Gases
Fazel Yavari has developed a new sensor that opens the door to a new generation of gas detectors for use by bomb squads, defense and law enforcement officials.
Jumpstarting Tissue Regeneration
Christopher Rivet's innovation could be an important new tool in preventing paralysis resulting from spinal cord trauma, cancer, diabetes, or a host of other diseases.
Smarter and Greener Power Systems
Zepu Wang has developed a new advanced material to coat electrical components and allow the transmission of higher voltages across national power infrastructures.
Safer Detections of Bombs
Benjamin Clough has developed a novel method for extending the distance from which powerful terahertz technology can remotely detect hidden explosives, chemicals, and other dangerous materials.
Better Breast Cancer Screening
Sevan Goenezen has developed aninexpensive new method for using ultrasound and advanced algorithms to differentiate between benign and malignant tumors with a high degree of accuracy.
Ultrasound Data Transmission
Tristan Lawry has demonstrated a new system that uses ultrasound to simultaneously transmit large quantities of data and power wirelessly through thick metal walls, like the hulls of ships & submarines.
Yuehua "Tony" Yu
Greg Ten Eyck