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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.

News Releases
April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011 – Foundation grantee Solar Ear was recently recognized as one of the Brazil’s “10 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company for “making hearing aids affordable.” As you may recall, Solar Ear has developed the world’s first digital solar-powered rechargeable hearing aid, which costs a fifth the price of standard equipment.

News Releases
March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011 – We've just released our second e-newsletter featuring news from the Foundation, our grantees, and other items of interest to our network. We send these out every other month, so expect the next one in the middle of May. 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
March 9, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 9, 2011) – Alice A. Chen, a biomedical engineer and graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology (HST) and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), today received the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for her innovative applications of microtechnology to study human health and disease.

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