AUBURN – More than 40 Auburn University inventors were inducted into the National Academy of Inventors during the recent inaugural luncheon of the academy’s Auburn University chapter. Hosted by Auburn’s Office of Technology Transfer, the luncheon took place at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.
The academy was founded at the University of South Florida in 2009 to recognize and encourage inventors and to raise the visibility of technology transfer on campuses. Auburn University is a charter member of the academy and has recently formed a local chapter of the organization.
Eligibility for inventor membership requires the individual to be a faculty or staff member, student, graduate or affiliate of a member institution and to be named as an inventor on at least one issued U.S. patent.