Educational Institutions

United Innoworks Academy Inc

  • Potomac, MD
  • www.innoworks.org

Mission Statement

The main goal of InnoWorks is to design and implement free, innovative workshops and programs in science and engineering for underprivileged students in order to meet the following objectives:
1. To provide underprivileged students with an opportunity to explore the links between science and engineering in the classroom and in the real world and to consider them as a potential career paths;
2. To use cutting-edge neuroscience and education research to develop ways to help students obtain deeper and more lasting understanding in their lifelong learning;
3. To foster collaborative skills and the development of strong work ethics;
4. To develop interpersonal relationships in a community-focused mentoring environment.

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Service Areas

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International

16 University-Based Chapters

ruling year

2004

Chairman, Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. William Hwang

Keywords

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education, tutoring, underprivledged, science, engineering

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EIN

45-0511054

Also Known As

Uia, Innoworks, Innoworks Academy

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The year 2012 marks the 9th year of InnoWorks. We have successfully conducted more than 40 summer programs for nearly 1,000 students and benefited from the contributions of over 800 volunteers. InnoWorks currently have more than a dozen chapters and we anticipate having well over 300 InnoWorkers (InnoWorks students) at our 2012 workshops.

Programs

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9 InnoWorks University Chapters

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Service Areas

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International

16 University-Based Chapters

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Operations

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United Innoworks Academy Inc

Leadership

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Chairman, Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer

Dr. William Hwang

BIO

William L. Hwang is an MD-PhD student in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Biophysics programs at Harvard Medical School and MIT, where he is in his third year of medical school.

William completed his PhD in Biophysics in 2013 and his MSc by Research in Chemistry at the University of Oxford in 2008 on a Rhodes Scholarship. He was the Captain of the Oxford Varsity Men's Volleyball Team, played for the National League Men's Team in Oxford and is currently playing for the MIT Men’s Team.

He graduated from Duke University in 2006 where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar and a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, receiving degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. He earned graduation with distinction by thesis in both the Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering departments. He was named to the 2006 All-USA College Academic First Team (USA Today). While at Duke, William was a first violinist in the Duke Symphony Orchestra and served as Editor-in-Chief of Eruditio, the Undergraduate Humanities Journal.

In addition to co-authoring 17 refereed journal and conference papers and six InnoWorks books, William has written three invited book chapters. His most recent publication is in Nature. For his research contributions, he was awarded the Martha Gray Prize for Excellence in Research, the Lab on a Chip Journal Prize for outstanding contributions in the field of micro & nanotechnologies applied to the biosciences, the Howard G. Clark Biomedical Engineering Research Award, and Washington Academy of Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Research Award. He is serving as an editor for the First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems (McGraw-Hill) 2nd Edition published in 2012 as well as an editor and author for the First Aid Rx Express multimedia lecture series.

Governance

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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