Want to figure out how that take-it-apart-and-put- it-back-together gene can turn into something big? Come to Eurekafest, a three-day festival of invention that offers demonstrations, a design challenge, and events honoring winners of the Lemelson-MIT prizes. Eurekafest is free and open to the public, June 24-27. The $500,000 prize winner is nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin.

Student prize winner Geoffrey von Maltzahn '03.

Student prize winner Geoffrey von Maltzahn '03.

See presentations and demonstrations by the winners of the $30,000 Lemelson Collegiate Student Prizes Thursday afternoon at the Stata Center, including MIT’s winner Geoffrey von Maltzahn ’03, a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology. He was honored for his nanomedicine contributions: a new class of cancer therapeutics and a new paradigm for enhancing drug delivery to tumors.

Stroll down the Stata Student Street to see the InvenTeams Showcase prototypes Thursday and Friday evenings. On Saturday, you can cheer on some 200 high school students working through an all-day design challenge based on wind-powered devices or enjoy the hands-on learning activities for young children at the Museum of Science. Enjoy!