“We went from the spark of an idea to filing an application for FDA approval in 14 days." Read the incredible story of how Manu Prakash developed the idea for a scalable source of a precious commodity: reusable N95 masks.
Earlier this month, we hosted a special press briefing with five TED Fellows presenting to editors from NPR, PBS and WIRED. The Fellows who presented - Angelo Vermeulen, Bianca Tylek, Erine Gray, Joshua Roman, Alanna Shaikh - were inspiring and the journalists told us they appreciated the chance to hear from them directly about their timely work. You can check out a recap and recording of the sessionhere.
It's a really good example of the types of press connections we want to be making for TED Fellows on a regular basis.
Today I'm excited to announce a new PR initiative called Storydrop. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for us to help you when you have an important story to share.
It's pretty straightforward: just fill out the story form (takes about 2 minutes) and we'll get back to you as fast as possible with initial feedback. We'll also share every story submission with the TED Fellows team as well as TED's editorial team for their consideration.
I’m looking forward to reading your submissions!
I hope everyone is staying safe, sane and healthy. See below for the latest Fellows in the news.
In the middle of the coronavirus outbreak,Kiana Hayeri has documented the perilous journey of thousands as they migrate from Iran to Afghanistan. Make sure to check out her work inthis New York Times interactive feature, her second in two months.
Sanjana Hattotuwais leadingthe first New Zealand research effortto use Twitter data to study the ways online conversations can be used to promote tolerance and inclusion instead of division and exclusion.
The Washington PostinterviewedKeolu Fox about breaking down barriers between researchers and indigenous groups.