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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.

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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.

How The Muppet Show Turned Kermit, Piggy & Co. Into Style Icons

Polly Smith’s memories of working behind the scenes on The Muppet Show sound a lot like Kermit the Frog’s experience onscreen as the show’s emcee. The costume designer, who started on the show in 1978, four seasons into its five-season run, admits things were usually chaotic.

A ‘Supportive’ Eureka Moment

“More bounce to the ounce” was a slogan once popular with Pepsi Cola ad executives, but it has never been a favorite of women who enjoy jogging.

Thus was the sports bra created.

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.