San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation

Making Connections to Improve Lives

Making Connections to Improve Lives

The energy was obvious and the connections were working on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA … both as 40 students worked in teams to build “We Share Solar Suitcases” and when the switch was flipped on their creations to generate electricity to power a 100-watt light bulb.  Best yet, the students knew that the suitcase they engineered would power the first lights for schools and orphanages in Africa.
Changing Lives Through Innovation

Changing Lives Through Innovation

Innovation changes lives on a daily basis – and in very dramatic ways for people challenged by some of our world’s greatest problems.  Educational inequity, access to clean water, poverty, health issues, and limited opportunities for economic prosperity.It is reassuring to know that some of today’s best and brightest innovators are using technology to benefit humanity.  Each fall, a select group of these humanitarians is honored at the Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, which raises funds for the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA.Get a glimpse into some of these Tech Laureates’ solutions to our society’s most critical problems by watching this short and inspiring video.
Applied Materials

Modern Day Paul Revere Honored

Across the U.S. high school students are taught American history, and who can forget the famous midnight ride in 1775 of Paul Revere sounding the alarm off to early American colonists of British soldiers marching to their towns. Revere’s warning symbolizes the start of the American Revolutionary War.