Another Opportunity for Students: Win up to $15K from the Lemelson-MIT Program

The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching for the most inventive students to apply for the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition. Applications for the competition are being accepted now through January 30, 2015 at 

The competition is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students nationwide who have inventions in four categories: food and agriculture, consumer devices and tools, healthcare, and transportation.

Graduate student winners will receive $15K and winning undergraduate teams will win $10K. All winners will be rewarded with national media exposure and exposure to the investment and business communities, among other benefits.

Please contact Marlena Martinez Love at 617-258-5798 or should you wish to know more.

Download the Competition Flyer

Great resource: Harvard Alumni in Agriculture

Harvard Alumni for Agriculture aims to develop an active and engaged network among alumni of Harvard interested in being a part of the conversation around the future of agriculture, sustainable food and bio-energy production internationally.

The network connects communities throughout the University, and is open to any individuals interested in participating, from those entering the political, business or education realms, to primary/secondary education, academia, and personal interest. We aim to strengthen the power of Harvard alums to make a difference by bringing them together in both conversation and action.

Anyone interested in contacting us about Dean's Challenge mentoring, teamwork, or just general membership/community interest, can reach out to

And please attend our Meet and Greet on November 7th at Daedalus!

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Thought for Food Challenge

Do you have a great idea for a Challenge proposal and want to submit it to other innovation challenges? Do you want to learn more about the food system or brainstorm ideas for a Challenge proposal?

Check out this great innovation challenge outside Harvard:

The 2014 Thought For Food Challenge calls on the world’s best and brightest university students to form teams and develop breakthrough projects that address the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050 (sign up your team by October 31, 2014; submissions due December 7, 2014).

Food Better Symposium Launch

The Food Better Symposium was held on October 3, 2015 to explore the food system's four primary categories: production, marketing and distribution, nutrition, and waste. Hear from area experts and Harvard-affiliated speakers about how they are working to Food Better or innovate within the topic areas.

Watch the full video of the event here: