Acknowledgements

Thank you to our amazing donors. Public Invention's work would not be possible without you.

Thank you to...

Our 2021 donors...

Tesla ($5,000 - $120,000)

Fuller ($1,000 - $4,999)

Philipp Schmaelzle

Salk ($100 - $999)

Dwight and Gayle Aspinwall
Andrew Lamb

Curie ($50 - $99)

Supporter ($10 - $49)

Marc T. Jones
Andreas Tsigkanas

Our 2020 donors...

Tesla ($5,000 - $120,000)

Anonymous Donor
MOSS
Protocol Labs
Margaret Robinson Read

Fuller ($1,000 - $4,999)

Ian Smith

Salk ($100 - $999)

Tulasi Ravuri
Network for Good (Anonymous)
Natalia Corona
Marc Jones
Jamie Alex Cohen

Curie ($50 - $99)

Cristian Holper
Kamal Thakur
Hamish Meares
Supporter ($10 - $49)
Nancy Reed

Our 2019 donors...

Tesla ($5,000 - $120,000)

Robert L. Read
Margaret Robinson Read

Fuller ($1,000 - $4,999)

David Jeschke

Salk ($100 - $999)

Avinash Baskaran

Curie ($50 - $99)

Supporter ($10 - $49)

Marc Jones

Awards

Public Invention does not generally pay its volunteers (there are rare exceptions.) We feel it is very important therefore to recognize people as much as possible. We do not give awards to everyone who volunteers, though we try to recognize everyone.

The highest award we present is "Best Public Inventor", because the volunteers who actual invent things are the most important contributors.

However, the growth of Public Invention depends on recruiting invention coaches, so the "Best Invention Coach" is the second most important award we present.

 

Annual Awards 2021

Nathaniel Bechard
Best Public Inventor, 2021
For the PolyVent

Victor Suturin
Best Invention Coach, 2021
For the PolyVent

Sabia Abidi
Most Active Board Member, 2021
For RespiraCon II and Mentoring Opportunities

Veronica Stuckey
Best New Public Inventor, 2021
For the Passive Ferrofluid Check Valve

Leith Greenslade
Special Recognition, 2021
For RespiraCon II and Organizing Demand

Marc T. Jones
Honorable Mention Board Member, 2021
For the Sunlight Regulatory License

Lauria Clarke
Best Addition to a Research Paper, 2021
For “VentMon: An open source inline ventilator tester and monitor.”

Ben Coombs
H.M. Addition to a Research Paper, 2021
For “Open-source hardware and the great ventilator rush of 2020”

Megan Cadena
Best Staff Contribution, 2021
For Outreach Coordination

Miriam Castillo
Best Volunteer Staff Contribution, 2021
For Volunteer Recruitment

Audrey Rushing
H.M. Volunteer Staff Contribution, 2021
For Social Media

Ben Coombs
Greatest Contribution, 2021
For “the Ox”, VentMon, and VentOS

Christina Cole
Most Impactful Writing, 2021
For the Oxygen Concentrator Maintenance

Diego Aspinwall
Best Student Writing, 2021
For Geotagtext, A Tutorial: A Free Geotagging Web Application Composed of Free Tools

(No Plaque for this group award:)

Christopher J Fang, Kaitlyn Wang, Stephanie A. Ponce, Concepcion C Appio-Riley, Sana A. Mohamed, and Samuel Robedee
Best University Team, 2021
For EcoPot

Anual Awards 2020

Pierre Lonchampt

Special Recognition, 2020

For QA/RA Assistance to the Entire COVID-19 Pandemic Response Community

 

Erich Schulz

Special Recognition, 2020

For Community Leadership to the Entire COVID-19 Pandemic Response Community

 

Halimat Atinuke Farayola

Best New Public Inventor, 2020

For the Moonrat Project

 

Marc T. Jones

Most Active Board Member, 2020

For the FDA sharing proto-license and Libre Planet 2020

 

Megan Cadena

Best Addition to a Research Paper, 2020

For “Modelling the impact of rise time on ventilator performance”

 

Avinash Baskaran

Best Academic Publication, 2020

For “Controlling a variable geometry truss tetrobot with an isomorphic puppet controller”, ICMME 2020

 

Juan Enrique Villacres-Perez

Best Student Contribution, 2020

For COVID-19 Vent-List and “Modelling the impact of rise time on ventilator performance”

 

Jerry Chang

Best Educational Media Production, 2020

For Rapd E. coli Video Production

 

David Jeschke

Invention Coach, Honorable Mention, 2020

For the Math Tablet Project

 

Chris Ferguson

Best Invention Coach, 2020

For the Moonrat and Rapid E. coli Projects

 

Ben Coombs

Greatest Contribution, 2020

For the PIOC, VentMon, and VentOS Projects

 

Lauria Clarke

Best Public Inventor, 2020

For the VentMon Project

 

Annual Awards 2019

Almost everyone who works for Public Invention does so as an unpaid volunteer. It is therefore especially important that we honor their contributions, and occasionally those outside our own community. Please join me in congratulating the 2019 winners of recognition from Public Invention:

Megan Cadena

Best Mathematical Contributions, 2019

For the Softrobotmath Project

 

David Jeschke

Best Invention Coach, 2019

 

Avinash Baskaran

Best Public Inventor, 2019

 

Stephanie Liu

Most Active Board member, 2019

Annual Awards 2018

Almost everyone who works for Public Invention does so as an unpaid volunteer. It is therefore especially important that we honor their contributions, and occasionally those outside our own community. Please join me in congratulating the 2018 winners of recognition from Public Invention:

Keeshan Patel

Best Public Inventor, 2018