Santa Monica College Faculty Receives First Michelson IP Educator of Excellence Award

Published: Oct 5, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT|Updated: 17 hours ago

THE ANGEL, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP) has received three awards Santa Monica College Faculty members with the first Michelson IP Educator of Excellence Award for leadership in promoting intellectual property (IP) and entrepreneurship education. The award is presented in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to IP education for aspiring entrepreneurs, inventors, doers and creators. From the Santa Monica College Business Department, the winners are:

  • Salt veas, Office chair
  • Nathan Khalil, Faculty, Economics & Justice Administration
  • Dana Nasser, Faculty, Economics & Justice Administration

The three winners demonstrated leadership, developed innovative and successful approaches to integrating IP topics into the curriculum, and used their creativity to inspire students and teaching colleagues. The award was presented at the NACCE annual conference following a keynote by Dr. Gary K. Michelson, Founder and Co-Chair of the Michelson 20MM Foundation and the only named inventor of nearly 1,000 patents worldwide.

Students are able to stimulate disruptive innovation, “said Michelson. By providing students and lifelong learners with the right IP training and resources, we can support inventors and entrepreneurs on their way to solving the worlds biggest challenges. “

In 2017, Santa Monica College was selected as the lead institution in a multi-campus pilot program launched by NACCE and Michelson IP. They developed a model curriculum for integrating Michelson IPs free resources in community college courses. Today, over 80 NACCE member quorums use Michelson’s IP materials.

Santa Monica College is a leading advocate for IP education and a visionary champion in bringing IP curricula into bachelor programs across our country, “said Phillip Kim, CEO of the Michelson 20MM Foundation. Sal, Dana and Nathan have worked with us on numerous mission-oriented projects from the start. We canThis work is inconceivable without their valuable contributions and expertise. It is a great honor to present them with this award. “

Meeting the Michelson 20MM team at the 2016 NACCE National Conference was a stroke of luck, “said Veas. Little did we know this was the beginning of a relationship that would have tremendous depth and scope to help community colleges incorporate intellectual property into their curriculum. We are very honored to be the first college to receive this award and recognition. “

In addition to public recognition at the annual NACCE conference, the Michelson IP Educator of Excellence Award includes a cash grant of $ 5,000 to the Santa Monica College Department of Economics.

About Michelson IP
The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property offers free IP educational resources to empower aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs. Michelson IP is a Michelson 20MM Foundation initiative that focuses on a range of topics including digital justice, smart justice, and open educational resources. It works with the support of Alya and Dr. Gary K. Michelson, Members of The Giving Pledge.

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