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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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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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