Gates Alumna wins prestigious Lemelson-MIT Caltech Prize

  • March 4, 2010

Heather Agnew prizeGates aluma Heather Agnew (2003) has won the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Caltech Student Prize.

Heather (pictured far right) received the $30,000 prize for her work on “Protein Capture Agents for Improving the Performance and Stability of Point-of-Care Diagnostics.”.

The Lemelson-MIT Caltech Student Prize is be awarded to a Caltech undergraduate or graduate student who has created or improved a product or process, applied a technology in a new way, redesigned a system, or in other ways demonstrated remarkable inventiveness.

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