April 2016

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
April 21
Entrepreneurship Forum: Bridging the Gap

May 3
IP Disclosure Open Lab

May 14


May 23
National SBIR/STTR Conference

June 30
 2016 SBIR Road Tour
WSU Ventures accelerator program results in the addition of 15 jobs

The 2015 Innovation Accelerator competition, held by WSU Ventures and funded through the Kansas Department of Commerce, has resulted in the addition of 15 jobs.  Read more...
WSU Ventures facilitates unique partnership for NIAR, Denver-based startup

Molon Labe Designs, an aircraft interiors firm, began working with NIAR in mid-2014 involving a new aircraft seat designed to make passengers more comfortable, reduce travel time and save airlines money.  Read more...
Digital caliper levels playing field for blind pre-med student
Photographer Jessica Green for The Sunflower
Jessica Green / The Sunflower
Engineering students, Daryl Claassen, Richard St Aubin and Vlad Holovan built a digital caliper for a blind pre-med student, Emily Schlenker.  Read more...
Three WSU professors recognized for innovative research
From left, Shuang Gu, Anil Mahapatro and Pu Wang
Three WSU researchers have been awarded the John A. See Innovation Award, totalling $60,000.
The winners are Shuang Gu for his research on 'turning air to ammonia under ambient conditions', Anil Mahapatro for his research on 'biodegradable metallic cardiovascular stents' and Pu Wang for his research on 'smart swarming drone system for rapid and reliable communications services'.  Read more...
Airline Quality Rating: 2015 airline performance up slightly
Overall U.S. airline performance improved slightly in 2015, according to the 26th annual Airline Quality Rating, a joint research project funded as part of faculty research activities at WSU and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Arizona, campus.  Read more...

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