Innovative Lives: James and Ellington West, March 6 at the Smithsonian's NMAH

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Type: 
Event
Date: 
March 6, 2019
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Business History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Public History

 

Innovative Lives: James and Ellington West

Presented by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

 

On March 6, come to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to enjoy a FREE public program with James and Ellington West!  James West is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, with more than 250 U.S. and foreign patents to his name.  He is best known for inventing the electret microphone, which is embedded in most of our mobile phones and electronic devices.  Ellington West is an entrepreneur who leads Sonavi Labs, a company developing modern medical products that analyze body sounds to diagnose disease. The Lemelson Center’s Monica Smith will lead a discussion with the Wests, followed by questions from the audience.  Meet this dynamic father-daughter team, followed by a free reception! 

The Innovative Lives series brings audiences of all ages and backgrounds face-to-face with inventors and innovation leaders. Invited speakers share the stories behind their breakthroughs, their process of developing ideas and technologies, and how they deal with failure and find pathways to success, all while framing a discussion around how to participate in innovation.

 

Wednesday March 6, 2019

Doors 6:00pm, Program 6:30 pm, followed by a light reception

Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza, 1st floor West

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets NW

Washington, DC

 

Details: http://invention.si.edu/about/events/innovative-lives-james-and-ellington-west

 

Tickets are FREE: register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovative-lives-james-west-and-ellington-west-tickets-56197527317

 

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