UConn Chapter of National Academy of Inventors Hosts Speaker

With the support of the CT Convergence Institute, the UConn chapter of the

National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

recently hosted speaker Eric Hintz, Ph.D.

Dr. Hintz is a historian from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. He discussed three centuries worth of innovation and inventorship from the Hartford area. The free event was held at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, and was attended by many community members and local entrepreneurs, in addition to UConn students, faculty and staff.

Attendees enjoy refreshments prior to the lecture “Ingenious Yankees: Three Centuries of Innovation in Hartford” Dr. Cato Laurencin, Dr. Mostafa Analoui, Dr. Eric Hintz from the Smithsonian, Dr. Lakshmi Nair, and Dr. Gualberto Ruano