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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.

News Releases
March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011 – Around the world, 350,000 women continue to die each year of complications due to childbirth. In the vast majority of cases, women are dying of preventable causes: severe bleeding, infection, obstructed labor and a host of other problems that can be averted with skilled care and improved technology. Somewhere amidst the deep pools of knowledge, creativity and passion at work in today's universities is an innovation to improve health care delivery, an inventive piece of technology designed for low-tech clinics and home delivery or an altogether new method which could revolutionize maternal health practices.

News Releases
February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011 – Yesterday, President Obama announced the launch of the Startup America initiative, a partnership of 20 organizations dedicated to increasing U.S. competitiveness. As part of this, our grantee the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) will award nearly one million dollars in grants to 23 universities in 14 states over the next two months. The organization expects to fund and mentor an additional 200 student-led innovation teams in the next five years and anticipates the launch of 75 new technology ventures.

News Releases
January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011 - We've just launched our e-newsletter, featuring news from the Foundation, our grantees, and other items of interest to our network. We'll be sending these out every other month; please feel free to contact us with ideas and or news that we might potentially use in our newsletter or on our blog.

News Releases
January 13, 2011

Portland, Ore.—January 13, 2011—Denis J. Prager, Ph.D., who has served as strategic consultant to The Lemelson Foundation for over fifteen years, will become Interim Executive Director of the Foundation following the departure of Julia Novy-Hildesley this month. After leading The Lemelson Foundation for nine years, Novy-Hildesley recently announced that she will step down as Executive Director, effective January 28, 2011. In February, she will begin her new position as Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle-based Washington STEM, a new non-profit organization catalyzing innovation and accelerating improvements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education throughout Washington state.

News Releases
November 19, 2010

November 19, 2010 – Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Field Guide featured Foundation grantee Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) and their Farmers Screen technology in an episode that premiered October 28. The Oregon Field Guide film crew spent more than four days shooting in and around the Hood River area, visiting several Farmers Screen sites, farms, hatchery and hydro facilities, as well as talking with farmers and fish biologists to put together the story.

News Releases
October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010 (Portland, Ore.) – Yesterday a group of Lemelson Foundation staff and friends from our Recognition and Mentoring Program (RAMP) partners in India, Indonesia and Peru were able to take a field trip to see some of the work of the Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA), a local grantee providing an innovative irrigation screen that allows farmers to divert water for irrigation while also protecting fish and keeping out debris.

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