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AAAS Urges Congress to Address the Invention Equity Gap

In remarks delivered to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Shirley Malcom, a senior adviser at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, said the growing need for a workforce capable of delivering future innovations and meeting the world’s challenges will require “expanding the pool of talent, tapping into the vast well…

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Invention Ambassadors Invited to Provide Expert Guidance to the White House on Quantum Information Science

Paul Sanberg and Elham Fini were invited to be panelists at the White House Summit on the National Quantum Initiative The White House convened a roundtable of federal agency and university leaders on May 31 to discuss how best to structure new research centers and workforce development efforts created through the National Quantum Initiative. Read…

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Rory Cooper becomes the latest inventor in the USPTO’s trading card collection

Everyone at Pitt knows that Rory A. Cooper, director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories and a U.S. Army veteran, is a hero. But now he’ll have his very own trading card to prove it. Cooper was honored in Washington, D.C., on May 18 at the Smithsonian Institute Museum of American History with his U.S. Patent and…

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AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador Wows at the AAAS Annual Meeting

A series of “Flash Talks” at the AAAS annual meeting gave members a chance to get a quick earful on a subject they might not have caught during the event, or from a voice they might not otherwise have heard. The 10-minute talks covered topics ranging from new discoveries and tips for public engagement to how researchers’…

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Ayanna Howard Named One of the Top 50 Women in Tech 2018 – Forbes

Edited by Helen A. S. Popkin with Lauren Aratani and Samar Marwan Women don’t wait for the future. The 2018 Inaugural Top 50 Women In Technology lists identify three generations of forward-thinking technologists leading more than a dozen tech sectors across the globe. In November, we introduced America’s top 50 women working in STEM. The…

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How Three Women Beat The Odds To Become Award-Winning Inventors

August 29, 2018 Stephen Key, Contributor, 2018-2019 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador Contributor, Forbes.com More women around the world are patenting their inventions. That’s what the World Intellectual Property Organization reported earlier this year on World IP Day. Of the 243,500 international patent applications published in 2017, 31% included women — nearly 10% more than a decade…

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Ayanna Howard Awarded the 2018 CMD-IT Richard A. Tapia Award

Congratulations Alumni Ambassador, Ayanna Howard for being awarded the 2018 CMD-IT, Richard A. Tapia Award! August 8, 2018 Chicago, IL Today, the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT) announced the winner of The Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing is Ayanna Howard, the…

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USPTO Announces 2018 Patents for Humanity Winners

Congratulations to Alumni Invention Ambassador, Jason Kang, CEO of Kinnos Inc. for being named one of the 2018 Patents for Humanity Winners! August 9, 2018 WASHINGTON– The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as…

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AAAS and The Lemelson Foundation Announce the 2018-2019 Class of Invention Ambassadors

Inventors play a critical role in fostering innovation, strengthening economies, and addressing everyday problems and grand challenges around the world. Recognizing the critical role inventors play in society, AAAS and The Lemelson Foundation have partnered to highlight the human face of modern invention through the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program. Over the past four years, the…

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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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