2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist

819 1024 Arlyne Simon, PhD | Biochemical Engineer. Author. Inventor. Entrepreneur.

Invent Now, Inc. and the National Inventors Hall of Fame are pleased to announce the 2013 finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. The annual competition, sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and AbbVie Foundation, recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their outstanding work and achievements in the fields of science, engineering and technology. With inventions as diverse as a next-generation cancer chemotherapy patch and an improved technique for converting seawater to usable water, this year’s finalists will undoubtedly change the future of our world with their innovative creativity and entrepreneurial aspirations.

“These students epitomize what it means to achieve great things,” says judge and National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Sasson, inventor of the digital camera. “As an Inductee, I find it an honor to have the opportunity to be able evaluate their work and learn from the teamwork they demonstrate. My fellow judges and I look forward to meeting all of the finalists and experiencing their enthusiasm as they propose novel solutions to important issues facing our society.”

The finalists will travel to Alexandria, Va., to present their inventions on November 11 to an esteemed panel of judges, which includes Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The winners will be announced on November 12 at an event taking place at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria. The top undergraduate winner will receive $12,500 and the top graduate winner will receive $15,000. Second and third place winners will also be recognized with cash prizes.

The 2013 finalists are:

Arlyne Simon
University of Michigan
Highly Accurate, No-Wash, Bioassay for Multiplexed Detection of Plasma Proteins

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