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David Whitten honored as 2020 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow

Article by Savanah Romero and Rachel Whitt UNM Rainforest Innovations (formally STC.UNM) announced its 2020 Innovation Fellow – an individual whose work is not only driven by the pursuit of innovation and knowledge, but also by the objective of positively impacting our society. David Whitten has more than 50 years of experience as a scientist and an academic. He joined The University of New Mexico in 2005 and has since …Read More

The University of New Mexico Ranks 2nd on Innovation Impact Report

A report released from the Bush Institute and Opus Faveo ranks the University of New Mexico 2nd among mid-sized research universities for innovation impact productivity. This is a substantial national ranking for the university. The report measures the impact universities and research institutions have on the U.S. economy and society based on their innovation. They rank institutions for overall innovation output and separately for productivity in converting research inputs (measured …Read More

UNM Startup BennuBio Receives $1 Million NIH Grant

UNM startup BennuBio, Inc. recently announced they have won a $1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to further develop their superfast, multi-sample cytometry technology. The technology was developed by Professor Steven Graves and colleagues from the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Graves is the President and CEO of the company. Over the past seven months, BennuBio has worked to advance …Read More

USPTO releases updated study on participation of women in the U.S. innovation economy

Press Release from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today released “Progress and Potential: 2020 Update on U.S. Women Inventor-Patentees,” a follow-up to its 2019 report on U.S. women inventors. The new report updates the previous findings based on a review of an additional nearly one million issued patents and three years of new data, and it provides further insights into …Read More

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Participates in STC Professional Internship Academy

On November 18th, three university professionals from the Technology Licensing Section of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) attended STC’s Professional Internship Academy. The program is designed for professionals who seek to gain an understanding of the role of a technology transfer office and gain comprehensive knowledge on the commercialization and management of inventions. Below are the staff members that attended the program. Yukiko Cooper, Assistant …Read More

UNM Inventors to Showcase Drone Technology at the Transportation Research Board

University of New Mexico Assistant Professor Fernando Moreu and doctoral student Roya Nasimi from the Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering will present their drone technology at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January in Washington, DC.  A division of the National Research Council, the TRB’s mission is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange.  The inventors will be able to present …Read More