Professor Jim Schwiegerling Awarded Back-to-Back Innovator Recognitions

    Date Posted: 
    Monday, October 18, 2021

    On October 13, 2021 Professor Jim Schwiegerling was honored as Innovator of the Year – Academia at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation. Hosted by the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) and the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the event recognizes the contributions and excellence of innovators in industry, academic research and STEM education from around the state. The award came in quick succession following Schwiegerling’s being named as the Inventor of the Year at the Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo in Tucson one week before on October 6.

    “Seeing my technology evolve from an idea in the laboratory to a product that improves the vision of many people around the globe has been extremely rewarding,” Schwiegerling said. “Receiving this recognition from AZTC and ACA is truly an honor and very humbling.”

    Congratulations, Jim! Read the full article by Tech Launch Arizona.

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