On May 2, the National Inventors Hall of Fame inducted its 2012 class of inventors. This year’s ceremony marked the 40th anniversary of the Hall of Fame’s inductions. Some of the most renowned innovators in the world were honored for their inventions that have fundamentally changed the way we interact and communicate with the world.
In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sandy Stein faced the prospect of supporting her family on a part-time flight attendant’s salary. The situation seemed intractable, even to Sandy, who had always looked for and found creative solutions to difficult problems in life.