The Collegiate Inventors Competition

The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Invent Now, is a national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. The Competition encourages students who actively pursue invention. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics, and technology studies, but creative invention can emerge from any course of study. $100,000 in cash and prizes is awarded to the top three entries in each division. Advisors of winning entries receive cash prizes as well. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.Eligibility:-Must be enrolled as full-time students in any U.S. college or university for at least part of the 12-month period prior to entry-Teams must include at least one member who meets this requirement, and all remaining members must be enrolled at least part-time at some point during the 12-month period prior to entryEntry requirements:-Entries must represent the original idea and work of a student or team of no more than four students with mentorship from a university advisor-Be complete, workable and well-articulated-Prove capable of being reproduced-Be submitted in English -Must not have been made available to the public as a commercial product or process-Must not have been described in detail in any publication more than one year prior to entry-Must not have been issued a patent more than one year prior to entry, aside from rare exceptions that may be made for recent improvementFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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