Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Engelbart's inventions included the computer mouse, hypertext systems, windows, cross-file editing, groupware, and a host of other technologies that form the basis of interactive, collaborative computing.

William Hewlett and David Packard

"Dave and I recognized from the start that invention was the lifeblood of our community. We tried to develop an atmosphere that encourages creativity and innovation," commented William Hewlett, co-recipient of the 1995 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award with David Packard. Co-founders of the Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett and Packard changed the technological landscape with their inventions and innovations in the field of computing.

Krysta Morlan

The Lemelson-MIT High School Invention Apprenticeship was started in 1998 as a way to provide a hands-on invention experience to a promising and innovative young inventor. Inaugural recipient and Vacaville, CA native Krysta Morlan not only demonstrated her promise as an inventor, but also her ability to turn a difficult situation into a positive, rewarding experience.

South Brunswick High School InvenTeam

The South Brunswick High School InvenTeam invented a device to alert drivers of oncoming bicyclists on the passenger side of a car to reduce injuries caused by collisions with opening car doors. Opening car doors have caused 63,000 reported injuries to bicyclists in metropolitan cities in the span of three years. The detection system is attachable and/or detachable to any make/model of vehicle because it fits to the rear windshield.


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