Media Resources for Induction and Other Events
5 Student Teams’ Innovations Win 2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition
A glimpse into the future of American innovation and emerging technological trends from the nation’s brightest young innovators — from a robot used in search and rescue situations to an accessible COVID-19 testing solution — were recognized and honored this week.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Announces VoIP and Super Soaker Innovators Among 2022 Class
Five innovation pioneers whose inventions range from cataract surgery to the modern automobile will be honored as part of the latest class of National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Inductees.
2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalists Show Future of American Innovation
The Collegiate Inventors Competition®, an annual competition that has rewarded innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisers for more than 30 years, announced today its 2021 finalists.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Honors 3 With Ties to NC State
Three innovators who served on NC State's faculty were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame at a two-day event in Washington, D.C
Black History Month spotlight: Super Soaker inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson
Fox News highlights Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker.
Teen Inventor Honored for His 'FireBot'
FireBot, the search and rescue robot that Thakur soon began developing, won the People's Choice Award at the 2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition on Oct. 13. It's a 20-pound steel robot that firefighters can remotely guide through burning buildings using a joystick.
Shrish Patel Wins 2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition for SolarClear
Shrish Patel, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has won the graduate division of the 2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC) for his invention, SolarClear, an electric field assisted approach for cleaning solar panels.
Undergraduate Team Named Finalists of Collegiate Inventors Competition
A team of four Whiting School of Engineering students was named as a finalist in the 2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition for its device, the Innerva Conduit. The invention facilitates nerve regeneration and decreases pain in amputee patients.
Ophthalmologist Patricia Bath Inducted Posthumously into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Dr. Patricia Bath, the first female faculty member in ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Carl Benz Added to National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022
Several innovation pioneers whose inventions range from cataract surgery to the modern automobile will be honored as part of the latest class of National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Inductees.
Student’s In-Flight Training Tool Selected in National Invention Competition
Purdue University graduate student Mahdi Al-Husseini thinks his flight-training innovation can help the U.S. military save millions in reduced training time for Army helicopter pilots.
The Army’s First Standard-Issue Parachute Was Invented by a Trapeze Artist Turned Pilot
Without his circus act and the accident that almost killed his beloved wife, Hilder, Floyd Smith might never have invented the backpack, ripcord, free-fall parachute, which earned him a spot in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2021.