University of Washington, Engineering Library Submitted by: Christina Byrne
I was a guest speaker on patents and trademarks for a UW Information School course on government publications. Lots of great questions and conversations during the session!
I co-taught an instruction session on patents for chemical engineering seniors in the Chem E Industrial Capstone.
The Engineering Library (right) hosted 2 groups of high school students researching engineering and technology topics for school assignments and projects, including students involved in the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair and students developing inventions and products for STEM competitions.
I had a lot of fun with a presentation to a large book club audience about 19th and early-20th century patents: Patents and Premature Burial: Safety Coffins and the Fear of Being Buried Alive.(Image of US 260,379 patent for “Grave Signal”)
I am on a team of science librarians and special collections curators working on an exhibit,Denizens of the Deep. One feature will be patents on diving suits and undersea vehicles.
The UW Libraries Union (librarians, professional staff and UW Press professional staff) ratified our first contract with the University of Washington in January 2023.