Today and every day, the NAI applauds the wide-reaching impact of female inventors.
Within the NAI Fellows Program alone, women are responsible for developing groundbreaking technologies, leading industries, and shaping academic cultures. With the election of the 2017 class, the NAI Fellows Program boasts nearly 115 women who are named inventors on more than 1,700 issued U.S. patents and represent 80 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes.
Included among these women are 54 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; 34 AAAS Fellows; 21 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; 11 IEEE Fellows; seven inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame; three recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the U.S. National Medal of Science, among many other awards and distinctions.
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Nancy L. Allbritton, The Univ. of NC at Chapel Hill Kristi S. Anseth, University of Colorado Boulder Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology Nadine N. Aubry, Northeastern University Paula J. Bates, University of Louisville Angela M. Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Tech. Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Stanford University Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Tech. Helen M. Blau, Stanford University Gerardine G. Botte, Ohio University Susmita Bose, Washington State University H. Kim Bottomly, Wellesley College Barbara D. Boyan, Virginia Commonwealth University Mindy M. Brashears, Texas Tech University Karen J.L. Burg, University of Georgia Carrie L. Byington, Texas A&M University Anne K. Camper, Montana State University Lisa A. Cannon-Albright, The University of Utah Emily A. Carter, Princeton University Carolyn L. Cason, The University of Texas at Arlington Mary-Dell Chilton, Washington University in St. Louis Joanne Chory, Salk Institute Diana S. Chow, University of Houston Mooi Choo Chuah, Lehigh Univerisity Adrienne E. Clarke, La Trobe University Rita R. Colwell, University of Maryland Diane J. Cook, Washington State University Katrina Cornish, The Ohio State University Sandra J.F. Degen, University of Cincinnati Mari Dezawa, Tohoku University Jennifer A. Doudna, University of California, Berkeley Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University Denise L. Faustman, Massachusetts General Hospital Ingrid Fritsch, University of Arkansas Cynthia M. Furse, The University of Utah Shubhra Gangopadhyay, University of Missouri Elsa M. Garmire, Dartmouth College Barbara A. Gilchrest, Massachusetts General Hospital Linda C. Giudice, University of California, San Francisco Sheila A. Grant, University of Missouri, Columbia Naomi J. Halas, Rice University Barbara C. Hansen, University of South Florida Sherry L. Harbin, Purdue University Florence P. Haseltine, National Institutes of Health Charlotte A.E. Hauser, KAUST Vikki Hazelwood, Stevens Institute of Technology Amy E. Herr, University of California, Berkeley Suzanne T. Ildstad, University of Louisville Kristina M. Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder Ranu Jung, Florida International University Usha N. Kasid, Georgetown University Linda P. B. Katehi, University of California, Davis Michelle Khine, University of California, Irvine Marcia J. Kieliszewski, Ohio University Virginia M.-Y. Lee, University of Pennsylvania Leslie A. Leinwand, University of Colorado Boulder Jennifer A. Lewis, Harvard University
Frances S. Ligler, North Carolina State University Barbara H. Liskov, Massachusetts Institute of Tech. Tsu-Jae King Liu, University of California, Berkeley Yilu Liu, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Jennifer K. Lodge, Washington University in St. Louis Mandi J. Lopez, Louisiana State University Surya K. Mallapragada, Iowa State University Michele Marcolongo, Drexel University Laura Marcu, University of California, Davis Edith Mathiowitz, Brown University Helen S. Mayberg, Emory University Mary Helen McCay, Florida Institute of Technology Edith G. McGeer, The University of British Columbia Katrina L. Mealey, Washington State University Deirdre R. Meldrum, Arizona State University Shanta M. Modak, Columbia University Marsha A. Moses, Harvard University Lakshmi S. Nair, University of Connecticut Laura E. Niklason, Yale University Shouleh Nikzad, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ellen Ochoa, NASA’s Johnson Space Center Erin K. O’Shea, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Alyssa Panitch, University of California, Davis Yvonne J. Paterson, University of Pennsylvania H. Anne Pereira, Univ. of OK Health Sciences Center Ann Progulske-Fox, University of Florida Suzie H. Pun, University of Washington Renee A. Reijo Pera, Montana State University Nirmala Ramanujam, Duke University Jennifer L. Rexford, Princeton University Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum, Rice University Yasuko Rikihisa, The Ohio State University Bärbel M. Rohrer, Medical University of South Carolina Barbara O. Rothbaum, Emory University Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, UT Austin Linda J. Saif, The Ohio State University Diane G. Schmidt, University of Cincinnati Wan Y. Shih, Drexel University Mary Shire, University of Limerick Esther Sans Takeuchi, Stony Brook University Fleur T. Tehrani, California State University, Fullerton Kathryn E. Uhrich, University of California, Riverside Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University Kristiina Vuori, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Inst. Christine A. Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Tech. Jennifer L. West, Duke University Caroline C. Whitacre, The Ohio State University Cheryl L. Willman, The University of New Mexico Helena S. Wisniewski, University of Alaska Anchorage Teresa K. Woodruff, Northwestern University Amy E. Wright, Florida Atlantic University Janet K. Yamamoto, University of Florida Shu Yang, University of Pennsylvania Jackie Y. Ying, Inst. of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology Mona E. Zaghloul, The George Washington University Lynn Zechiedrich, Baylor College of Medicine
DID YOU KNOW?
Over 250 women have been inducted into local NAI Chapters. Collectively, they hold over 1,100 patents.
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.