Happy National Inventor Day!

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Happy National Inventor Day!

On this day in 1847, the man who would become known as the Wizard of Menlo Park was born. Not sure who we are talking about? I am sure you have heard of him, or at least use one of his 1,000 patents. Still not sure? The man in question is the one and only Thomas Alva Edison. Edison is not only known for his sheer volume of inventions, but many that were and are influential to our everyday lives. The light bulb, motion picture camera, and phonograph are just some of the notable inventions gifted to us by the Wizard. Because of his influence on the art of inventing, President Ronald declared February 11, Edison’s birthday, National Inventor Day to observe and appreciate the brilliance of people who invent.

Here at The University of Alabama’s Office for Technology Transfer we are very privileged to work with many great inventors on a daily basis. To ensure that their efforts don’t go unappreciated, we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of them for their steadfast devotion toward crafting innovative inventions. Do you know an inventor? Be sure to make them feel special today. Have you ever wanted to be an inventor? Check out the National Academy of Inventors to see what it takes. And to all you inventors out there, keep being awesomely creative.

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The Wizard of Menlo Park, Thomas Edison

On this day in 1847, the man who would become known as the Wizard of Menlo Park was born. Not sure who we are talking about? I am sure you have heard of him, or at least use one of his 1,000 patents. Still not sure? The man in question is the one and only Thomas Alva Edison. Edison is not only known for his sheer volume of inventions, but many that were and are influential to our everyday lives. The light bulb, motion picture camera, and phonograph are just some of the notable inventions gifted to us by the Wizard. Because of his influence on the art of inventing, President Ronald declared February 11, Edison’s birthday, National Inventor Day to observe and appreciate the brilliance of people who invent.

Here at The University of Alabama’s Office for Technology Transfer we are very privileged to work with many great inventors on a daily basis. To ensure that their efforts don’t go unappreciated, we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of them for their steadfast devotion toward crafting innovative inventions. Do you know an inventor? Be sure to make them feel special today. Have you ever wanted to be an inventor? Check out the National Academy of Inventors to see what it takes. And to all you inventors out there, keep being awesomely creative.

Inventors from The University of Alabama show their certificate from the National Academy of Inventors.

Inventors from The University of Alabama show their certificate from the National Academy of Inventors.

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