Innovative Lives: with FreshPaper inventor Kavita Shukla (March 9)

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March 9, 2022
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Business History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology


On Wednesday March 9, join the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation for the second session of our 2022 Innovative Lives program series, which highlights local inventors from the Washington, DC area!

During Women’s History Month, we welcome Kavita Shukla, Founder and CEO of The Freshglow Co. and the inventor of FreshPaper, a simple innovation taking on the massive global challenge of food waste. She holds four patents and is the youngest woman to receive the biennial INDEX Design to Improve Life Award–the world’s largest prize for design. Her story of simple beginnings, belief, and empowerment was the subject of a short film by Hollywood director Bryce Dallas Howard. Lemelson Center Associate Director Monica Smith will interview Shukla about her inspirations and innovations.

Innovative Lives: with FreshPaper inventor Kavita Shukla

Date: Wednesday March 9, 2022

Time: 4:00–5:30 pm ET

Online via Zoom

Free Registration required:


About Innovative Lives: Now in its 27th year, the Lemelson Center’s Innovative Lives program series gives participants the opportunity to engage in a public conversation with diverse inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs about their pioneering work and careers.

Accessibility: The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. Live CART captioning will be available for this program. Additional accommodations are available upon request; please email

Contact Info: 

Laura Havel,