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Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Arlyne Simon: Changing the Face of Inventing

Friday, March 4

Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, Beetham Family Seminar Room
1505 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403-6231

Portland-based biomedical engineer, author, inventor and entrepreneur Arlyne Simon is changing the face of inventing. In short, she is a “multipotentialite” – a person with many creative pursuits. Originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica, she is a STEAM advocate and is committed to creating next-generation technologies that transform medicine. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Georgia Tech and a doctoral degree in macromolecular science and engineering from the University of Michigan. She writes the Abby Invents picture book series. The second title, “Abby Invents the Foldibot,” is out now. In 2020, she founded Abby Invents, a multicultural children’s products company, to inspire future inventors, everywhere. Simon has two patents. She invented a blood test that detects when cancer patients reject a bone marrow transplant.

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