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2010-09-16 07:30:00

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas of Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products, has announced the call for nominations for the seventh annual Olympus Innovation Awards Program. The national program, executed in partnership with the National Collegiate Inventors and...

2010-06-09 11:00:00

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the NCIIA presented cash prizes to three collegiate 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 show...

2010-03-24 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) will host its annual March Madness for the Mind showcase of student innovation in San Francisco on March 27, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT at the Exploratorium® in the Palace of Fine Arts. The event is an opportunity for the nation's top Excellence and Entrepreneurship Teams (E-Teams)--collaborating groups of college students, faculty and industry mentors who have...

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2010-03-03 14:42:20

$30,000 Lemelson-MIT collegiate student prizes awarded to inventive students nationwide; four leading institutes celebrate 2010 winners A scientific "Renaissance man" whose work spans the fields of mathematics, linguistics, biotechnology and polymer physics, Erez Lieberman-Aiden, graduate student at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, has been named the winner of the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. Lieberman-Aiden, one of four 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashoka and The Lemelson Foundation, with support from Microsoft®, will bring together inventors and social entrepreneurs from February 11 to 13, 2010 in Hyderabad, India. The goals of this first-of-its-kind meeting, called Tech4Society, are to bring greater attention to the importance of technological innovation in driving global development and to highlight effective strategies for cultivating the next generation of...

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2010-01-28 09:10:00

Survey shows need for creative activities, strong educators and mentors The nation is hoping for a bright future. Many believe the key to strengthening the U.S. economy and competing globally lies in fostering an innovative culture and educating America's youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to this year's Lemelson-MIT Invention Index , an annual survey that gauges Americans' perceptions about invention and innovation, teens are enthusiastic about these...

2009-10-07 15:54:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) announced the launch of BMEStart, an award recognizing undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. BMEStart stands apart from the NCIIA's other biomedical competition (BMEidea) because of its focus on younger inventors who do not have as much experience with product development. The BMEStart competition welcomes submissions from undergraduate students at all NCIIA member...

2009-09-23 07:30:00

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products, has announced the call for nominations for the sixth annual Olympus Innovation Awards Program. The national program, executed in partnership with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), recognizes individuals who have fostered or demonstrated innovative thinking in education....

2009-09-22 19:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freeplay Foundation announced today that it has been chosen as a featured organization at this week's meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. The Foundation has pledged its intent to integrate the award-winning Freeplay Lifeline radio and new clean energy Lifelight into a program benefiting 20,000 extremely poor women and girls across Rwanda. Rural women and girls will gain reliable, on-demand access to radio and Internet information and renewable...

2009-08-20 09:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With the understanding that the possibilities of geothermal technology have not yet been fully realized and the intent of addressing energy security, the Foundation for Geothermal Innovation (FGI) and the Lemelson Foundation have released initial findings defining the technical criteria for a critical new generation of geothermal pumps. The report features recommendations for an invention that best meets the two main problems presented by geothermal...


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