Understanding Factors Impacting the Development of Inventors from Diverse Backgrounds

This issue of Technology & Innovation highlights speakers, presentations, and moments from the Eighth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors in April of 2019 in Houston, Texas. Executive Director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, Stephanie Couch, along with Invention Education Officer, Leigh Estabrooks, and researcher Audra Skukauskaite, contribute a feature article that examines the impact of invention education on students from diverse backgrounds and the factors that contribute to or deter from their success.