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Danica McKellar emcees the National Inventors Hall of Fame Awards

Danica McKellar emceed the National Inventors Hall of Fame Awards this year, where she honored some very noteworthy inventors.

Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar. Courtesy of The National Inventors Hall of Fame
Danica McKellar. Courtesy of The National Inventors Hall of Fame

Acclaimed actress Danica McKellar emceed the National Inventors Hall of Fame Awards this year. She honored some very noteworthy inventors.

“I am so incredibly proud to have been asked to emcee the National Inventors Hall of Fame Awards again this year,” McKellar said. “I invite you to take a moment to really look at their faces and be inspired: These are truly are today’s superheroes, whose work we often take for granted… but they make our modern world work!”

These prestigious inventors included Marion Croak, Arthur Fry and Rox Anderson, James E. West, Margaret Wu, and Lonnie Johnson.

Croak is known for her patents that advance voice-over-Internet protocol technology.
Rox invented laser dermatology used to remove port-wine stains on children’s faces, and other trauma.

Way back in 1962, James E. West invented the “electret microphone” that converts voice to electrical signals for high fidelity. Still today, 90 percent of microphones (including hearing aids) use this technology – and that was the guy who figured it out.

Wu is a chemist that invented synthetic oil that improves efficiency in car engines and wind turbines.

McKellar proclaimed Lonnie Johnson as a “brilliant” nuclear engineer that invented the “Super Soaker water gun.” “This guy could have retired for life many years ago, but he is passionate about working on a new generation of rechargeable batteries to help protect the environment,” McKellar said.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame connects world-changing innovators with the next generation through #CIC2022, #CampInvention, and more. “Check out its programs promoting STEM education and role modeling including @campinvention at and peruse their blogs. I encourage you to go to, poke around, and be inspired,” McKellar said.

To learn more about the National Inventors Hall of Fame, follow them on Instagram.

‘The Winter Palace’

Most recently, McKellar starred in the original film “The Winter Palace” on GAC Family opposite Neal Bledsoe, where she also served as an executive producer. The movie earned a favorable review from Digital Journal, where it was hailed as “magnificent.”

RomaDrama Live!

This summer, Danica McKellar is headed to the highly-anticipated RomaDrama Live!, which will take place at West Palm Beach, Florida, from June 24 to 26, 2022. To learn more about RomaDrama Live! in West Palm Beach, check out their official website and follow them on Instagram.

For more information on actress Danica McKellar and her latest ventures, follow her on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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