This informal session will allow attendees to meet the 2018-2019 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, a cohort of eight inventors who are driving advancements in accessibility, security, healthcare delivery, and sustainability, among other areas. They are tasked to share messages to inspire and encourage a new and diverse generation of inventors, increase global understanding of the role of invention in building new businesses, illustrate the importance of inventors and invention education in building economies and fostering innovation, and celebrate inventors who work to address issues of environmental sustainability and social good. The Ambassadors will speak to attendees about their personal inventions. Additionally, Ambassadors will engage in discussions with the attendees about how inventing across boundaries can improve the ability to find solutions to the grand challenges facing humanity.
AAAS Lounge, Expo Hall–3:30pm to 5:00pm