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Co-founder of NC State Startup, BENANOVA Inc., Awarded 2015 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Student researcher working in lab

Alexander Richter, a graduate student in North Carolina State University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won a $15,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for work to improve agricultural pest control that could strengthen the global food supply.

The Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition is a nationwide search for the most inventive team of undergraduate and individual graduate students. The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced awards of $65,000 in prizes for inventions in the healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, and consumer device spaces.