Martin brings ‘Impact of Innovation on Socie...

Martin brings ‘Impact of Innovation on Society’ to honors lecture

Dr. H. Lee Martin

Dr. H. Lee Martin

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Engineering Entrepreneurship program leader Dr. H. Lee Martin will share “The Impact of Innovation on Society — a Historical Perspective” today from 3 to 3:55 p.m. during the weekly Honors Lecture Series in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building Room 106.

The lectures, which are part of a University Honors College class, are free and open to the public.

Martin, a Murfreesboro native and son of the late Paul W. Martin Sr., was hired by UT to create the program he oversees and serve as research assistant professor.

Recipient of three UT degrees, Martin is a successful entrepreneur, holder of 20 U.S. patents, author of the book Techonomics and a mentor to many entrepreneurs.

In the early 2000s, he and his older brother, Paul W. Martin Jr., of Murfreesboro, gave $2 million, which was matched by the university, toward the building of the Honors College facility named for their father. The building opened in 2004.