Arrow Electronics Sponsors Collegiate Inventors Competition

Arrow Electronics Sponsors Collegiate Inventors Competition

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Collegiate Inventors Competition happening this week, @ArrowGlobal sponsoring to encourage innovation
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:25am

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ALEXANDRIA, Va, Nov. 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is sponsoring the 25th annual Collegiate Inventors Conference Expo and Awards, happening today at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters outside of Washington, D.C.

“Innovation is the fuel of the 21st century – and it’s Arrow’s future,” said Joe Verrengia, director of Arrow’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. “Arrow is excited to support this great competition and all of the inspiring innovators, engineers, designers and makers presenting their prototypes today.”

Graduate and undergraduate finalists in the competition will present their research and prototypes to some of the most influential inventors and innovation experts in the nation, including National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees and representatives from the USPTO and AbbVie Foundation. A panel of expert judges will select three top winners in the graduate and undergraduate divisions, with winners sharing a total of $100,000 in cash and prizes.

The Collegiate Inventors Competition was founded in 1990 to recognize and reward top collegiate inventors from all fields of study. Operated by the nonprofit Invent Now and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the competition showcases emerging student ideas and technologies that will shape our society in the near future.

The competition specifically recognizes and rewards the innovations, discoveries and research by college university students and their advisors for projects leading to inventions that may have the potential of receiving patent protection. Since its inception, the competition has awarded more than $1 million to winning students for their innovative work and scientific achievement through the help of its sponsors. Arrow is the Entrepreneur Sponsor of the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition. Presenting sponsors include the USPTO and AbbVie Foundation.

Learn more about the Collegiate Inventors Competition at

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