The question is asked:
“Is advanced technical knowledge necessary to become an inventor?”
The story of Katherine Bomkamp reveals how a high school student’s curiosity, ambition and persistence were the necessary ingredients for product innovation success, without prior technical education or experience. New York Times reporter Nicole LaPorte takes us into the genesis of a prototype.
Mari Anixter is an Associate Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a public sector communications professional living in New Mexico.