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Honoring the Best in a Workforce ‘Under Siege’

Author: Russell Berman, The Atlantic One Treasury Department sleuth led a team that traced an IRS impersonation scam all the way to India, leading to dozens of federal indictments. A 28-year-old Marine Corps engineer designed the next generation of body armor, literally taking weight off the shoulders of U.S. combat troops. And a researcher who found…

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AAAS and The Lemelson Foundation announce the 2017-2018 Class of Invention Ambassadors

01 June 2017 Neela White First piloted in 2013, The AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program has built a community of Invention Ambassadors who are empowered to discuss the importance of invention in bettering our quality of life and building strong economies.  Prior to the newly selected class there have been three cohorts and 24 Ambassadors selected…

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Paul Stamets – Mushrooms May Help in the Fight Against Bee Colony Collapse

Great news from Paul Stamets! Paul and his colleague Dr. Steve Sheppard have been invited by the Washington State Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development to share their research showing that extracts from Fungi Perfecti LLC significantly improve the immunity of bees! http://ow.ly/Bn7J30bDQZI See more about Paul and Steve’s research in this brief video, created by…

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Eric Fossum – Awarded the largest international prize in his field, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Invention Ambassador Eric Fossum was recently awarded the largest international prize in his field, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. The qeprize.org site states: The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a ground-breaking innovation in engineering. The prize rewards an individual or team of engineers whose work has…

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John Warner Awarded the American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Section Mosher Award

Invention Ambassador John Warner has been awarded the Mosher Award from the American Chemical Society Santa Clara Valley Section. The Mosher Award is the Santa Clara Valley Section’s most prestigious award.  It is given annually to annually to an ACS member chosen from the national community who has demonstrated excellence in chemistry, worked to insure…

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Solving for XX – UF seeks to create a more inclusive environment for women in STEM

By: Cindy Spence Photos By: John Jernigan Ellison Langford contributed to this story. Stephanie Cruz did a double take when she entered one of her computer science classes at the University of Florida in the first week of fall 2015. A woman was teaching it. A woman also was teaching the next class — and the…

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Anthony Mulligan Awarded the 2017 Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award from the University of Arizona

11/3/16 The Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award is given for outstanding contributions to social justice and welfare. The award is named after the late Leo Brown Hart, a UA alumnus who recognized the plight of children who had migrated west during the Great Depression. Immortalized in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, these children were ostracized…

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Writing the First Human Genome by 2026 Is Synthetic Biology’s Grand Challenge

Oct. 10, 2016 Author: Jason Dorrier, Singularity Hub A “top secret” meeting of scientists was held at the Langone Medical Center on Halloween 2015. Their aim? To kickstart a new Human Genome Project and build a functional human genome from the base pairs up by 2026. Read more here: http://singularityhub.com/2016/10/10/writing-the-first-human-genome-by-2026-is-synthetic-biologys-grand-challenge/#.V_xPKVX5fdg.twitter

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The Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer Announces 10 Winning Teams to Launch Startups around Promising Inventions

BETHESDA, MARYLAND (PRWEB) JULY 26, 2016 Ten winners of the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer (NSC2) were announced today by the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI). The challenge featured eight inventions, conceived and developed by scientists from three participating institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National…

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MacArthur Fellows – Meet the Class of 2016, Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Published September 21, 2016 Rebecca Richards-Kortum is a bioengineer addressing global health disparities in low-resource settings by developing point-of-care medical technologies and a new approach to engineering education. To read more visit: https:https://www.macfound.org/fellows/970/

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