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Meet Monica Smith, Acting Deputy Director of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

Monica M. Smith, a driving force at the Rotary Club of Washington, DC and the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center, has led groundbreaking museum exhibitions and research for over 25 years. Her projects like "Places of Invention" and "Invention at Play" earned prestigious awards, reshaping our understandin

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Meet Monica Smith, Acting Deputy Director of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Meet Monica Smith, Acting Deputy Director of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

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Sep 05, 2023, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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Monica M. Smith is a prominent figure with a rich history of contributions. As the Club Historian and a Board member of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, she also plays a key role as Acting Deputy Director at the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Since 1995, she's been instrumental in leading museum exhibitions, public programs, and invention research initiatives.

Monica's leadership shines through projects like "Change Your Game/Cambia tu juego," "Places of Invention," and "Invention at Play," each recognized for its excellence. Her Smithsonian involvement spans captivating exhibitions such as "Picturing Women Inventors," "Time and Navigation," and "From Frying Pan to Flying V."

Her upcoming discussion, "Washington, DC’s Emergence as a Center for Science and Technology through the Lens of Alexander Graham Bell," promises to uncover the city's transformation into a scientific hub, framed by Bell's contributions. Monica's insights will shed light on the historical and technological factors that have shaped Washington, DC's identity.

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