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Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

Located in the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center is dedicated to exploring invention in history and encouraging inventive creativity in young people.

BeanieThe Smithsonian's Lemelson Center is dedicated to exploring invention in history and encouraging inventive creativity in young people. The Center is supported by The Lemelson Foundation, a private philanthropy established by one of the country's most prolific inventors, Jerome Lemelson, and his family. The Lemelson Center is located in the National Museum of American History,


Tricia EdwardsClimate Change Online Conference presenter Tricia Edwards, educator at the Lemelson Center, has assembled the following resources:


Articles:

Article about solar shingle inventor Subhendu Guha (from 1998) Visit Resource
Notes from the Director: Eco-cities Visit Resource
Notes from the Director: Looking for Solutions to World Energy Needs Visit Resource


Podcasts/Webcasts:

Podcast: Lester Brown's agricultural roots may solve today's environmental problems
Brown draws on his agricultural past to envision a sustainable future for the global environment.
Duration: 22:45
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Webcast: Lester Brown, a Portrait of Invention
In this interview, renowned author and global environmentalist Lester Brown talks about the challenges of sustaining civilization.
Duration: 83:50
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Podcast: Student E-teams invent a more sustainable future
In this interview, renowned author and global environmentalist Lester Brown talks about the challenges of sustaining civilization.
Duration: 83:50
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Podcast: Gwen Ottinger studies technology's role in environmental justice
Hi-tech and low-tech give power to the people.
Duration: 18:37
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Podcast: Lee Lynd invents for the defining challenge of our time
Inventors and innovators are energized by finding new ways to power our world in the future.
Duration: 15:41
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Podcast: Lalith Seneviratne helps communities harness sustainable power
In a showcase example of social entrepreneurship, innovator Lalith Seneviratne devised a means to bring sustainable electricity to rural Sri Lanka.
Duration: 19:36
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Activities/Experiments:

Build your own solar powered invention Visit Resource
Be a Hydroponic Gardener Visit Resource