Proud Innovation: This virtual series celebrating LGBTQIA+ inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners starts June 15, from 3 to 4:05 p.m. ET. Panelists will discuss how their education and experiences help them improve technology, rethink challenges, and transform new ideas into realities. Panelists include: Arianna T. Morales, Ph.D. and staff research scientist, General Motors R&D Center; Suma Reddy, cofounder and CEO, Future Acres; David Taubenheim, senior data scientist, NVIDIA; and Theodore “TJ” Ronningen, Ph.D., chair of Out to Innovate and research scientist, Ohio State University.

The second program will be June 22, also from 3 to 4:05 p.m. ET. The subject will be what it takes to turn individual passions into entrepreneurial successes. Panelists include: Jake Kenyon, owner/lead dyer at Kenyarn, LLC; Robin Williams, owner of Bowtie Behavior; Phillip Bailey, director of strategic initiatives at the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

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National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI): The USPTO Office of Education will conduct a virtual program for teachers involving innovation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and intellectual property during the week of July 25-29.

NSTI combines experiential training tools, practices, and project-based learning models to support elementary, middle, and high school teachers and increase their knowledge of inventing and innovating.

The central focus of NSTI is to create and protect intellectual property—including inventions, knowledge discovery, creative ideas, and expressions of the human mind that may have commercial value and are protectable under patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secret laws.

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