• Erez Lieberman-Aiden, graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, has been named the winner of the 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.

    Erez Lieberman-Aiden, graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, has been named the winner of the 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.

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Erez Lieberman-Aiden, graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, has been named the winner of the 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.

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A scientific "Renaissance man" whose work spans the fields of mathematics, linguistics, biotechnology and polymer physics, Erez Lieberman-Aiden, graduate student at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, has been named the winner of the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. Lieberman-Aiden, one of four 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prize winners announced today, was selected for the breadth and depth of his innovations.

"This year's winners from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shine light on the significance of collegiate invention. They have the ability to transform seemingly implausible ideas into reality and are the true entrepreneurial leaders of their generation," states Joshua Schuler, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program. "The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner, Erez Lieberman-Aiden, demonstrates how persistence, creativity and focus can lead to enormous strides in innovation."

To read the full press release about the 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner, visit: http://web.mit.edu/invent/n-pressreleases/n-press-10SP.html


Topics: Awards, honors and fellowships, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Lemelson-MIT, Students

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