Inventors Recognized


Recently, President Obama recognized the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates.  These men and women were honored for their significant contributions to the development of new and important technologies.  The winners include:

·         Charles Bachman for his cutting edge developments in the field of database management, transaction processing and software engineering;

·         Edith Flannigan, a chemist working for a division of the Honeywell Corporation, for her developments in silicate chemistry, chemistry of zeolites and molecular sieve materials;  

·         Thomas Fogarty, Fogarty Institute of Innovation, for his developments in minimally invasive medical devices;

·         Eli Harari, of SanDisk Corporation, for invention and commercialization of Flash storage technology to enable universal data collection and storage in consumer electronics, mobile computing and enterprise storage;  

·         Arthur Levison, Calico Life Sciences, for advancements in biotechnology and personalized medicine, leading to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for treating cancer and other life threatening diseases;

·         Cherry Murray, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, for her contributions to telecommunication devices, use of light in studying matter, and leadership in the development of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce here in the United States; 

·         Mary Shaw, Carnegie Mellon University, for her leadership in the development of innovative curricula in the area of computer science; and   

·         Douglas Lowly and John Schiller, National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Health respectively,  in developing virus-like particles that led to generating effective vaccines for HPV and related cancers.   

Kudos to all the winners.  For those of us who support innovation, it is gratifying to learn of these advancements and to appreciate the improvements to the quality of life here and around the world.  

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