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Arlyne Simon, Patent Holder
Name: Arlyne Simon, PhD
Birthdate: March 30, 1986
Hometown: Laudat Village, Dominica
Nanodropper Team
Mackenzie Andrews, Jennifer Steger, and Allisa Song of the Nanodropper Team. Photo by Matt Hagan/UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship


Photo of Brooke Martin, inventor of iCPooch
Name: Brooke Martin
Birthdate: Dec. 2, 1999
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Education: Stanford University, Class of 2021, Majoring in Management Science and Engineering
Katy Flannery and Gwen Burlingame, Founders of Beckon Ice Cream
Name: Katy Flannery (left)
Born: December 11, 1989
Hometown: North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Education: Villanova University, Class of 2012, Nursing Major
Name: Gwen Burlingame (right)

I was a six-year-old Brownie in Las, Cruces, New Mexico, when I first discovered my passion for space and astronomy. I was on a camping trip with my Girl Scout troop, and my troop leader noticed my fascination with the night sky. She pointed out the stars to me and taught me how to identify constellations. She later encouraged me to earn my science badge, which I did by building an Estes Rocket, after much trial and error.

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