Genius in America

  • 2013
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

The winners of Smithsonian Magazine's Ingenuity Awards are spotlighted.

Electronics That Simply Disappear
02:03 — John Rogers is a professor of material science and engineering. He invented transient electronics: electronics created with materials that are designe (more…)
Art is Everywhere
01:55 — Doug Aitken is a multimedia artist. His body of work ranges from photography, print media, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to narrative fi (more…)
Expanding College Opportunities
02:02 — Caroline Hoxby studied the achievement rates of American low-income students. She revealed that there is a much higher number of low-income high-achie (more…)
Seeing the Unseen, for a Fraction of the Cost
02:02 — Saumil Bandyopadhyay was only 15 years old when he designed a device that detects ultraviolet and infrared emissions at room temperature without needi (more…)
Be Good to the Music
02:07 — Annie Clark is a singer-songwriter better know by her stage name St. Vincent. She exchanged media files over the Internet with David Byrne, playing mu (more…)
Lending a Megaphone to Stories that Matter
01:56 — Mimi Lok is the executive director and executive editor of Voice of Witness, a publication that brings focus to human rights crises in the United Stat (more…)
Getting Curiosity on Mars
01:48 — Adam Steltzner is an American NASA engineer who works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was the phase lead and development manager for the landing (more…)
What Does Ingenuity Mean to You?
00:30 — The winners of Smithsonian Magazine's Ingenuity Awards explain what "ingenuity" means to them.
Ben Franklin's Social Network
01:50 — Caroline Winterer is the principal investigator of the Benjamin Franklin Project. By using social network analysis, she is challenging accepted histor (more…)

Cast & Details

  • Premiered: November 21, 2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: The winners of Smithsonian Magazine's Ingenuity Awards are spotlighted.

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