Students Showcase Biotech Inventions in Washington, D.C. Six E-Teams to Present at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Six NCIIA NCIIA National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance E-Teams will present cutting-edge biotech bi·o·tech
short for biotechnology
Noun 1. inventions during a special weekend event at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. "Building Bionic Bodies," hosted by the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation October 23-24 2004, examines the physical, ethical, social and emotional consequences of implant technology.
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) is a non-profit organization that fosters entrepreneurship in higher education. Participants in NCIIA-funded projects work in E-Teams (the "E" stands for Excellence and Entrepreneurship) -- multidisciplinary groups of faculty, students, and industry mentors bringing a product from idea to commercialization.
E-Teams products to be displayed at "Building Bionic Bodies" include: * From Dartmouth College, a headset that uses "feedforward technology" and Active Noise Reduction (ANR) to reduce the effects of dangerous noise levels in the workplace * From Brown University, a smart alarm clock that electronically monitors a user's eye movements to distinguish various sleep stages, sounding the alarm only during the lightest stage of sleep * From the University of Pittsburg, a prosthetic device to facilitate blinking in patients suffering from facial nerve palsy
Presentations from these and other E-Teams complement an exciting program itinerary at the Smithsonian, including exhibits, lectures, and interactive discussions.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. For information on registration and free tickets, call 202-633-1000 (voice), 202-357-1563 (TTY (TeleTYpewriter) See teletypewriter and TDD/TTY.
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About the NCIIA
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance was launched in 1995 with support from The Lemelson Foundation. The NCIIA provides grants and resource support to nearly 200 member colleges and universities around the country to encourage invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship education should be added to this article, to conform with Wikipedia's Manual of Style.
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About The Lemelson Foundation
The Lemelson Foundation is a private philanthropy established by one of the most prolific U.S. inventors, Jerome Lemelson (1923-1997), and his family. Invention and innovation play a vital role in economic development and improving people's lives. The Lemelson Foundation uses its resources to inspire, encourage and recognize inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs, with a growing emphasis on those who harness invention for sustainable development Sustainable development is a socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. The linkage between environment and development was globally recognized in 1980, when the International Union where the needs are greatest.
CONTACT: Bette Abrams-Esche of NCIIA, +1-413-587-2172, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Public Affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information. Office of Smithsonian National Museum of American History, +1-202-633-3129
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