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October 16, 2011

In this age where kids dream of growing up to become rock stars or athletes it's even more important than ever to inspire the next generation to become inventors, problem solvers, scientists and engineers. These are the youth that will help develop solutions that will improve lives, establish new and exciting products and companies, and provide leadership and prosperity for further generations.

News Releases
August 1, 2011

Our friends at Living Goods have a compelling new series of short videos on how they are building a scalable and sustainable distribution platform for a wide range of life-saving and life-changing products. Founded in 2008, Living Goods is an Avon-like network of door-to-door Health Promoters who make a modest income selling essential health products and technologies at prices affordable to the poor.

News Releases
June 29, 2011

NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants , pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Over the past several weeks, we’ve featured guest blog posts about each grant. Today, Lemelson Foundation Program Officer Erin Tochen talks about a grant to support an innovative collaboration to develop and disseminate new neonatal technologies.

News Releases
June 27, 2011

The Lemelson Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Carol A. Dahl will join our staff as Executive Director as of July 25. With experience working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation first as Director of the Global Health Discovery team and more recently as Director of Staff for the Global Health Program, Dahl brings to us a passion for innovation and a keen understanding of the power of invention and innovative technologies to transform lives both in the U.S. and in developing countries.

News Releases
May 26, 2011

We've just released our May/June e-newsletter featuring news from the Foundation, our grantees, and other items of interest to our network. We send these out every other month – expect the next one in July. Please feel free to contact us with ideas and or news for use to consider for use in the newsletter or on our blog

News Releases
May 17, 2011

The Lemelson Foundation, an organization that believes invention is critical to solving the world’s most challenging problems, today announced it is pledging more than $4 million across six partners that create and advance social innovations for people who need it most in both the U.S. and developing countries. The spring 2011 Lemelson grantees include Ashoka, East Meets West, Root Capital and SELCO.

News Releases
May 14, 2011

Many of the Foundation's staff in Portland, OR volunteered for Oregon MESA Day on May 13. MESA (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement) — an organization that spans eight states — provides middle school and high school students who are underrepresented in the fields of math, engineering, science and technology with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to develop their talents, explore technology-based careers, enter college and compete successfully in the workforce.

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