Prototype Online: Lemelson Center Fellows Lisa Cook and Lee Vinsel reflect on their time at the Center
Lemelson Center Fellowships support a wide range of research on the history of invention and innovation. For example, recent Fellow Lisa Cook, associate professor, Michigan State University, sought to explain why the commercialization of patents earned by women and African Americans have traditionally lagged behind the overall commercialization rates for U.S. inventors. Lee Vinsel, assistant professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, explored the invention and diffusion of automotive safety systems like taillights, braking systems, and street lights. What does it take to become a Lemelson Center Fellow? Fellowship Coordinator Eric Hintz provides an overview of the Fellowship Program.