The Edison Awards celebrates the “Women Behind Innovation”; recognizing women who are paving the way and encouraging young women to dream big and develop the critical skills they need to fuel tomorrow’s innovation culture.



  • Women Behind Innovation: Jin Kim Montclare, PhD
    September 18, 2017
    Jin Kim Montclare is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, who is performing groundbreaking research in engineering proteins to mimic nature and, in some cases, work better than nature. She works to customize artificial proteins with the aim of ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Kristin Persson
    September 14, 2017
    Known as a pioneer of materials genomics, University of California, Berkley, Associate Professor, Kristin Persson, has been leading a multi-institution, multi-national effort to compute the properties of all inorganic materials and provide the data and associated analysis algorithms for every material researcher free of charge. This project is called the Materials Project. ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Hannah Deering
    August 30, 2017
    As the only female graduate in her Computer Science program at Iowa State University, Hannah Deering has been looking challenges straight in the eye for a long time. “Early in my college career, I felt very intimidated when students would ask questions I didn’t understand. I rarely raised my hand, because ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Bethany Mayer
    August 29, 2017
    Bethany Mayer sees her job in the world of technology as a way to make people’s lives better. “I love technology! It is exciting and makes people’s lives better. I enjoy spending time brainstorming new product ideas, talking to customers about how a product can help them, putting a plan together, and working ...