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Women Behind Innovation: Cindy Kent

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Cindy Kent is a healthcare veteran with 20+ years in the industry.  She is currently the President & General Manager for the 3M Infection Prevention Division—a $1.6B+ business committed to keeping patients safe from healthcare associated infections and complications.  Cindy has global operational P&L responsibilities, including the development of the strategic and annual operating plans, … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Cindy Kent

Women Behind Innovation: Tina Arrowood

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As a teenager, Tina Arrowood aspired for a more lucrative and “relaxed” life style and chose to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at University of Wisconsin River Falls (1994) and later a PhD in Organic Chemistry at University of Minnesota (1999).  Upon graduation she joined the Union Carbide Corporation’s Amines R&D group, which became … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Tina Arrowood

Women Behind Innovation: Elena Canadas

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Elena Canadas is a cognitive psychologist with expertise in emotion and face processing. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology and Master in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Granada, Spain. During her postdoctoral research at University of Lausanne she worked with Immersive Virtual Reality as an ecological approach to study gender-emotions stereotypes during … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Elena Canadas

Reasons To Attend the 2018 Edison Awards

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The 2018 Edison Awards is designed for industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are responsible for information, technology, strategy, and marketing, who are charged with driving innovation and new product development—across various industries. Attendees will participate in a full day of stimulating, interactive discussion and exhibits. Reasons to Attend: Learning Opportunities – Participate in presentations … Continue reading Reasons To Attend the 2018 Edison Awards

Women Behind Innovation: Stephanie MacDonald

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As a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Stephanie MacDonald is looking to make a positive impact on the world of STEM from the inside.  Currently a  clinical operations associate for WorldCare Clinical, a Boston-based CRO that works with many top pharmaceutical companies. Her work revolves around the adverse event adjudication process, helping to ensure … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Stephanie MacDonald

Women Behind Innovation: Kimberly Peiler

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Kimberly Peiler is a Sr. Application Engineering Manager in North America for Osram Opto Semiconductors. With over 15 years of engineering experience in optoelectronics, the scope of her expertise includes automotive illumination and display, as well as a broad spectrum of mainstream LED applications in general lighting, horticulture lighting, and consumer electronics. She holds two … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Kimberly Peiler

Women Behind Innovation: Lynn Altman

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Lynn Altman is an innovation veteran, with 22 years and over 800 new product and branding projects completed for Top 100 Global Brands, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, McDonald’s, American Express and UBS. Altman has also done extensive work in the financial, CPG, beauty and pharmaceutical industries with companies such as Capital One, Bank … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Lynn Altman

Wireless Vibration Suit Helps Deaf Hear Music

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Music: Not Impossible started with the premise of providing a better live music concert experience for the deaf and hard of hearing, however, now has advanced into a platform for those individuals to perform in ways they never thought they would before. For example, singer/songwriter, Mandy Harvey, who became deaf at age 18, can feel … Continue reading Wireless Vibration Suit Helps Deaf Hear Music

Women Behind Innovation: Kelly DeShaw

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Balancing work and children isn’t an easy task, but for those who are dedicated to their craft, like Kelly DeShaw, giving up on either front is not an option. Starting her career in 1997 with Amphenol, DeShaw worked towards associate degree in electrical engineering technology at SUNY Broome Community College. She continued while working full time on my … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Kelly DeShaw

Student Innovators: Where are they now?

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Known worldwide for his famous inventions, Thomas Edison is less well-known for his most far-reaching contribution to business: his systemization of the R&D process. His Menlo Park research lab created a process where ideas could become realities with commercial potential. The CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) create a modern-day Menlo Park environment at the high … Continue reading Student Innovators: Where are they now?