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2012-01-25 12:13:54

2012 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index reveals barriers and drivers to becoming US inventors The 2012 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index , announced today, indicates that young Americans are acutely aware of the importance of invention and innovation in their personal lives, and within the context of the nation's economy. Yet most feel there are factors that would prevent them from furthering education in or entering inventive fields, posing a threat to the pool of future U.S. innovators and the...

2011-06-08 11:00:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the NCIIA presented cash prizes to three university biomedical engineering teams in recognition of their leading work in the field. This year's winners of the Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Award (BMEidea) Competition--a national competition celebrating student biomedical innovation--were announced during the Medical Design Excellence Awards ceremony at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East trade...

2011-03-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) will host its annual Open Minds showcase of student innovation (formerly March Madness for the Mind) in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (NMAH). The public event, held in partnership with the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, is an opportunity for the nation's top...

2011-03-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Around the world, 350,000 women continue to die each year of complications due to childbirth. In the vast majority of cases, women are dying of preventable causes: severe bleeding, infection, obstructed labor and a host of other problems that can be averted with skilled care and improved technology. Somewhere amidst the deep pools of knowledge, creativity and passion at work in today's universities is an innovation to improve health care delivery,...

2011-03-01 12:22:00

Benjamin Clough Is One of Three Finalists for the $30,000 2011 Lemelson-MIT Rensselaer Student Prize Benjamin Clough has developed a novel method for eavesdropping on terahertz information hidden in invisible plasma acoustic bursts. The doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has demonstrated a promising technique that employs sound waves to boost the distance from which researchers can use powerful terahertz technology to remotely detect hidden explosives, chemicals, and other...

2011-01-19 14:41:40

2011 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index uncovers inventive perception among young Americans Invention and innovation are essential to remaining globally competitive, and a new survey shows an untapped group of potential inventors in the U.S. The 2011 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index, announced today, indicates that American women ages 16 "“ 25 possess many characteristics necessary to become inventors, such as creativity, interest in science and math, desire to develop altruistic inventions, and...

2010-09-29 13:47:00

HADLEY, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The NCIIA announced this month the winners of the inaugural BMEStart competition, recognizing undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. First place and a $10,000 grant for further product development was awarded to North Carolina State University for the HydrEYE CorneOasis Contact Lens, an inexpensive solution for patients who have lost control over eyelid function due to traumatic brain injury. In place of current treatment methods,...

2010-09-23 08:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore. and NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lemelson Foundation this week announced three commitments during the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City, pledging a total of $4.5 million to Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, the Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT) and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). The Lemelson Foundation, which is dedicated to improving lives in both the U.S. and...

2010-09-22 10:30:00

Biotrends Foundation promotes education and innovation on CGI's global stage. DENVER, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Biotrends Foundation, a Denver-based foundation, focuses its efforts on projects in the US and globally that improve the lives of people throughout the world. Biotrends Foundation was created to enhance science and math education and to promote innovation. The foundation is taking its urgent message to the international stage at the Clinton Global Initiative's...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.