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Honors and Awards

2019 James Dyson Award National Winner and International Top 20

2018 Tech Trend Winner (Next Generation Technology) US$ 10,000 X Top 10 FinalistsElevator Pitch 



2016 Gold Award, the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

2015 Grand Award for Second Place in Materials Science, the 66th Intel International Science and Engineering



2014 Award for Most Outstanding Exhibit in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry, the YALE



The James Dyson Award is an international student design award that challenges young people to, "design something that solves a problem". The contest is open to university level students (or recent graduates) in the fields of product design, industrial design and engineering.


Elevator Pitch Competition, "EPiC" in short, is a fun-filled international start-up event organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. 100 start-ups will be selected to pitch their ideas in a 60-second elevator ride at the International Commerce Centre, the most iconic skyscraper in Hong Kong. They will compete for the chance to win an investment prize of not less than US$120,000!

The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Under the patronage of the Swiss Federal Government, of the State, the City of Geneva and of the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO,  is the biggest event in the world to be exclusively devoted to inventions. All the novelties at this exhibition can only be shown here once.

Industrial and commercial companies, universities, inventors and researchers, associations, private and state organisms and institutes, present their inventions, the results of their research and their new products.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.


Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes.


Today, millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Society-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF.


Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral level scientists review and judge their work. 

The YSEA Award initiative was conceived and crystallized by members of the YSEA Board in 1989, building on a seed idea from Elona Vaisnys '66 Ph.D., editor and webmaster for Yale Engineering. Steven Lasewicz '60E developed the project and grew it as the Coordinator for the YSEA Awards until 2000, at which time he passed the baton to Elie K. Track '88 PhD. Dr. Track streamlined the process by introducing web-based submissions and worked at expanding alumni participation and broadened the program to include international participation. Beginning in 2009, Prof. Ralph France '97 PhD took over the reins with the important goal of significantly increasing alumni participation. Lasewicz and Track continue to maintain a keen interest in the initiative they nurtured into the major project of the YSEA, and together with France, they intend eventually to make the YSEA Award one of the coveted awards at the annual International Science and Engineering Fair, where outstanding high school students from the U.S. and other countries compete for top laurels for scientific and engineering insight and ingenuity.

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