CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas of Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products, has announced the call for nominations for the seventh annual Olympus Innovation Awards Program. The national program, executed in partnership with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), recognizes individuals who have fostered or demonstrated innovative thinking in education.
The Olympus Innovation Awards Program represents Olympus' ongoing commitment to technological innovation and education. The Program includes three awards, the Olympus Innovation Award, the Olympus Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award and the Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award.
"Winning the 2010 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award was a very humbling experience and a privileged opportunity to highlight the tremendous hard work of students and fellow faculty members. Recognition from the Award will help open new doors for collaboration and expand current educational activities to strengthen existing global health innovation partnerships," said Dr. Jeffrey Blander, course co-director HST939, Division of Health Science and Technology, Harvard Medical School and MIT, and 2010 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award winner.
Olympus and NCIIA are currently soliciting nominations for the 2011 awards program. Students, faculty and others at NCIIA institutions of higher learning in the U.S. can review qualification guidelines by logging on to www.nciia.org/login until October 13, 2010. To submit a nominee for the Olympus Innovation Awards Program, please click here http://nciia.org/competitions/olympus. The annual awards are given to