CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Olympus, a
precision technology leader designing and delivering innovative
solutions in its core business areas of Medical and Surgical
Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and
Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products, has announced
the call for nominations for the seventh annual Olympus Innovation
Awards Program. The national program, executed in partnership with
the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA),
recognizes individuals who have fostered or demonstrated innovative
thinking in education.
The Olympus Innovation Awards Program represents Olympus’
ongoing commitment to technological innovation and education. The
Program includes three awards, the Olympus Innovation Award, the
Olympus Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award and the Olympus
Emerging Educational Leader Award.
“Winning the 2010 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award was
a very humbling experience and a privileged opportunity to
highlight the tremendous hard work of students and fellow faculty
members. Recognition from the Award will help open new doors
for collaboration and expand current educational activities to
strengthen existing global health innovation partnerships,” said
Dr. Jeffrey Blander, course co-director HST939, Division of Health
Science and Technology, Harvard Medical School and MIT, and 2010
Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award winner.
Olympus and NCIIA are currently soliciting nominations for the
2011 awards program. Students, faculty and others at NCIIA
institutions of higher learning in the U.S. can review
qualification guidelines by logging on to www.nciia.org/login until
October 13, 2010. To submit a nominee for the Olympus Innovation
Awards Program, please click here http://nciia.org/competitions/olympus.
The annual awards are given to