GMin is pleased to announce that its co-founder, David Sengeh, has been awarded the 2014 “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize.
In its 20th year, the Lemelson-MIT Program honors established and rising inventors who also serve as an inspiration to young people through creativity, outreach and mentoring. Every year, the “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize awards one young promising inventor from the nation for his or her work on technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare. Currently a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab, David has been recognized for his patented technology in the design of comfortable prosthetic interfaces and his dedication to inspire young people to develop their own innovations for challenges in their communities.
David will be invited to attend the Lemelson-MIT Program’s EurekaFest at MIT from June 19-21st. The multi-day celebration of the inventive spirit is designed to inspire youth, honor inventive role models, and encourage creativity and problem solving.
About the Lemelson Foundation
The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives, by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in 1992, to date the Foundation has provided or committed more than $175 million in grants and PRIs in support of its mission. For more information, visit http://lemelson.org.
Global Minimum Inc. (GMin) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to create a human-centered design ecosystem in which youth from all segments of society have opportunities to innovate, effect positive change in their communities and demonstrate thought leadership within a local and regional context. GMin currently runs programs in Sierra Leone, Kenya, and South Africa.