Why Ada Lovelace Day matters, asks the Guardian today. Usually people celebrate by highlighting famous women scientists. I asked myself, what about right here, right now? What are women scientists and inventors doing at the University of Michigan?
I figured the best way to find out was to go through the UM Tech Transfer database of Available Technologies for licensing. I skimmed the most recently deposited 100 inventions, looking for women. I found inventions in education and healthcare (even new cell lines!). I also found women inventing new batteries and biosensors, researchers working in engineering and code and physics, and even, yes, gamma rays! Some were prolific with MANY inventions listed recently. Most had one or two. They are ALL fabulous. And I am proud to say I know some of them personally. Take a look. See what cool smart women are inventing here. And remember: The sky is the limit!
Valeria Bertacco – Post-Silicon Bug Diagnosis with Inconsistent Executions
Jane E. Huggins – Direct Brain-Computer Interface for Cognitive Assessment
Lori L. Isom – beta1/Contactin Cell Line
Naheed Wali Khan – Multimodal Imaging in Retinal Diseases
Mahta Moghaddam –
Method of Including Full-Wave Source Model in Acoustic and Electromagnetic Scattering and Inverse Scattering Formulations
Antenna and Propagation Model for Free-space Measurements and Experimental Inverse Scattering
Method for Large-Domain Microwave Breast Imaging
Emily Kaplan Mower Provost – Smartphone app for aphasia therapy
Mary C. Ruffolo PhD – Online evidence-based practice training modules
Mary Simoni – Block M Records (University of Michigan Recordings) (Catalog)
Amy J. Teddy – Online concussion education for parents and coaches
Margaret S. Wooldridge – Cylinder Pressure and Heat Release Analysis Tool for Advanced Combustion Engines