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5 Student Teams' Cutting-Edge Innovations Win 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition

A glimpse into the future of American innovation and emerging technological trends from the nation's brightest young innovators — from bioadhesives to cancer treatments — were recognized and honored this week at the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition®, an annual competition for college and university students and their advisers.

2020 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 30 years, announced today its 2020 finalists.

22 Innovators to Be Inducted as the National Inventors Hall of Fame Class of 2020

The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 6-7

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Rice Team Tops Collegiate Inventors Competition

A team of Rice undergraduates took home first prize and $10,000 in the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition, an initiative of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Arrow Electronics.

JHU Team's Acoustic Sensor Wins Runner-Up Award in CIC

A team of Johns Hopkins University graduate students that invented a sensor that ignores background noise and could improve everything from telemedicine to Zoom calls has won the runner-up award in the Collegiate Inventors Competition.

SCS Students Chosen as Finalists in Collegiate Inventors Competition

An idea for creating augmented reality (AR) overlays by exploiting the status lights on everyday appliances such as routers, power strips and parking meters has landed a pair of Carnegie Mellon University computer science Ph.D. students in the finals of the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition.

Richmond College Student Picked as Finalist in National Inventors Competition

Erica Grant, a graduate student at The University of Tennessee, is one of 10 finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition for her invention called the "Quantum Lock."

8 Historical Inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 includes historical inductees whose inventions transformed their fields. These famous inventors designed new paradigm-shifting technical marvels that created more efficient processes and improved society.

Celebrating Women of Invention on International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, it seems a perfect opportunity to recognize the six remarkable women who will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame® this May.

Long-Lasting Freshness

If you bought your partner flowers or fruit for Valentines’ Day, chances are you might want to thank two NC State inventors for their role in keeping these products fresh.

Claim to Fame

Warehouse automation may not be the most glamorous of fields, and its luminaries will likely never receive widespread acclaim. So the news that three innovators in the sector received some national recognition last month seemed particularly worthy of note.

SPIE Members Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Two SPIE members, R. Rox Anderson and Ming-Jun Li, will join an eclectic array of new inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.