Akron, OH (May 1, 2008) On May 2 & 3, 2008, the National Inventors Hall of Fame welcomes its 36th class of inductees. Receiving the honor for 2008 are the inventors such as Amar Bose who is known for his audio innovations, Nick Holonyak who created the LED, and chemist Ruth Benerito who discovered wrinkle-free cotton.
A posthumous recognition ceremony will be held on Friday, May 2nd to honor this years deceased inductees, from John Charnley, a British surgeon who gave the world a successful technique for hip replacement surgery to Kelly Johnson, a Lockheed Martin engineer who headed the well known Skunk Works and was instrumental in creating technologically advanced aircraft.
On Saturday, May 3rd, eight living inventors will be honored. All eight inventors will be present to receive the honor and meet many inductees from previous years.
The eight inductees and their inventions include:
The inventors who will be recognized on May 2nd include:
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National Inventors Hall of Fame