The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP) is proud to award three Santa Monica College faculty members with the inaugural Michelson IP Educator of Excellence Award for their leadership in championing intellectual property (IP) and entrepreneurship education. The award is presented in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).



The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, provides access to empowering IP education for budding inventors and entrepreneurs. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson. To learn more, visit