NASA Inventor of the Year Awards From 2001-2011.
African American Physicist Wins NASA Inventor of the Year Award physicist
The information included at the bottom of this article is from the NASA website. There are materials that cannot be broken down into smaller parts to be studied by scientists. Dr. George E. Alcorn through his invention, made it possible for scientist to break down particles by creating a special device.
Dr. George E. Alcorn, Jr., an African American, won the NASA Inventor of the Year Award recently. His invention, a spectrometer would be helpful for all science exploration study. Physicist George E. Alcorn, Jr. invented the imaging X-ray spectrometer in the 1980’s. Dr. Alcorn accomplishment won him the NASA Invention of the Year Award in 1984. It would be almost 20 years before in 1967 that he would earn a Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics from Howard University. Between 1965-1967, the African American Doctor of Physics would do research under a NASA-sponsored grant to study negative ion formation. Alcorn, Jr owns eight patents in the United States and Europe. All the patents are on semiconductor technology. -(for complete article) Physics professor George E. Alcorn, Jr, is a member of the IEEE and other organizations. He has obtained various fellowships and scholarships in his career. Alcorn, Jr has worked for Rockwell International for much of his life. He was born March 22, 1940 in Miami, Florida.
Two of his patents are based in the design and building of space instrumentation and atmospheric contaminant sensors. Many great scientists that have and will help change the conducting of experiments and learning about our environment has won the prestigious NASA Inventor of the year award. For a complete detail article on Dr. George Alcorn, Jr, more on his accomplishments the list of winners of the NASA Inventor of the year award for every year between 2001-2011, log on to the following link.
<strong>THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM THE NASA.GOV WEBSITE:</strong></p>
The Invention of the Year program is an important part of the NASA patent program. There are two competitions—the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year and the NASA Government Invention of the Year. The eligibility requirements for the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year Award are tied closely to the National Inventor of the Year event promoted by the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Educational Foundation. The NASA Commercial Invention of the Year is nominated by NASA for the National Award; the National Inventor of the Year is usually announced by the IPO Educational Foundation and recognized at a reception on Capitol Hill." The following is the link to review all of the winners during the years of 2001 and 2011.
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