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Nikolai Begg helps out at the MIT Museum

Nikolai Begg helped 8-year-old Donny Azar build a device to remove an object stuck in a model lung.

Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe

Nikolai Begg helped 8-year-old Donny Azar build a device to remove an object stuck in a model lung.

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MIT PhD candidate Nikolai Begg, who won a Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention last year, was one of the special guests at the MIT Museum during school vacation week. On Wednesday, he helped 8-year-old Donny Azar build a device to remove an object stuck in a model lung. One of Begg’s specialities is medical device design.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at mgoldstein@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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