Arrow Electronics Supports Collegiate Inventors Competition

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Arrow Electronics Supports Collegiate Inventors Competition

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Arrow Electronics served as a lead sponsor for the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition for the 5th year in a row, an annual contest that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and faculty advisors. http://bit.ly/2Ek8L4r @ArrowGlobal
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:45am

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December 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - For the fifth consecutive year, Arrow Electronics served as a lead sponsor for the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual contest that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. With outreach to over 1,000 universities, 11 graduate and undergraduate teams from across the nation competed at the event, held last month at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va.

Finalists included a graduate team from the University of California at Berkeley, winner of the Arrow Innovation Prize for an invention that uses computer vision and machine learning to identify, count and keep track of instruments for surgeries, and automate and revolutionize instrument management across hospitals.

A safer and more accurate masonry tool developed by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology captured the Gold Prize for undergraduate work, while a group of Harvard University students won the top award for graduate students for an invention designed to effectively combat ear infections. For a full list of winners, click here.

“Through its support of the Collegiate Inventors Competition, Arrow has inspired and encouraged a new generation of game-changing entrepreneurs,” said National Inventors Hall of Fame chief strategic officer Hannah Paulin. “Their partnership has proven vital to the competition’s success.”

The Collegiate Inventors Competition was founded in 1990 to recognize and reward top collegiate inventors from all fields of study. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the competition showcases emerging student ideas and technologies that will shape our society. Since its inception, the competition has awarded more than $1 million to winning students for their innovative work and scientific achievement through the help of sponsors like Arrow.

To learn more about the Collegiate Inventors Competition, please visit  www.invent.org/collegiate-inventors.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 150,000 of the world’s leading manufacturers of technology used in homes, business and daily life. With 2017 sales of $26.6 billion, Arrow aggregates electronics and enterprise computing solutions for customers and suppliers in industrial and commercial markets. The company maintains a network of more than 345 locations serving over 80 countries. Learn more at FiveYearsOut.com.

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