Monday, 03 March 2014 21:36
Today, Dr. Frances Arnold is being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her pioneering work in bioengineering and directed evolution. She joins the distinguished ranks of some of the nation's top inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, Eli Whitney, George Washington Carver, and Henry Ford.
Dr. Arnold is thought to be one of our most interesting and celebrated scientists (who just happens to be a woman). The "always-candid" Dr. Frances Arnold is a bioengineer at Caltech. (See her illuminating quotes below.)
Last year, at the White House, Dr. Arnold was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barak Obama. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors.
One of today's most prolific and progressive scientists, Arnold was asked to speak at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, discussing "Maximizing the Power of Science" and the impact of synthetic biology for solving human problems such as feeding the growing global population, creating renewable bio-fuel sources, and on understanding and manipulating the brain.
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