November 2015   

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Nov. 20
WSU Ventures will host workshops with IP expert on copyrights and trademarks

Dec. 1

IP Disclosure Form Open Lab

Dec. 1-3

Dec. 7

In the News
WSU Ventures will undergo leadership transition

WSU's Jeremy Hill named president of national business and research association

Wichita State lab earns top research designation

Shocker students named as innovation fellows

Student-led entrepreneurship group breaks down barriers, brings new ideas

Innovator's Corner 

Dominic Canare, Ph.D. student
Doctorate Student in Human Factors

B.S. Pittsburg State, computer science; M.S.  Wichita State, computer science
Research Interests: 
human-computer interaction, human factors, alternative input devices

WSU Ventures will undergo leadership transition
Cindy Claycomb, director of WSU Ventures at Wichita State University, has announced plans for a phased retirement beginning Jan. 4.  Claycomb, who has served in numerous critical roles at the university since her arrival in 1994, will continue to serve as assistant to President John Bardo for strategic planning. Read more...

Finalists selected for InnovateHer competition
A resource guide for the health and wellness of military spouses was selected as the winner of the regional InnovateHer competition held by  WSU Ventures last Friday.
Michelle Bradfield will submit her "Virtual Health and Wellness Resource Guide for Military Spouses" project to the Small Business Administration ( SBA) for a chance to participate in the National InnovateHer 2016 semi-final round.    Read full story...
Ablah Library establishes new technology lab
The new C-Space at Ablah Library is comparable to a tech-focused mini-makerspace, providing faculty, staff and students the opportunity to explore emerging technology. The lab includes technology and software for computer-aided design, mobile app development, game creation, media-editing and live music recording. It also includes color and 3D printers. For more information visit the website or download the flyer.
Department of Energy will begin new round of SBIR/STTR acceptance Nov. 20

The Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Outreach and Assistance Program will begin to take applications on a first come, first serve basis Monday Nov. 20. This coincides with the release of the DOE SBIR/STTR subtopics of interest.  The subtopics can be found on the DOE SBIR website.   The purpose of the Phase 0 program is to support the DOE's efforts to increase SBIR/STTR applications from, and ultimately make more awards to, small businesses owned by women and minorities and those located in underrepresented states. Small businesses with an interest in developing energy-related technology should review the subtopics and apply to the program at
Former student finds success in KEEP program
Wichita State student Patrick Clough knew that the Kansas Engineering Excellence Project (KEEP) program would help him reach his goals, but he was still surprised when he was hired full time by B/E Aerospace as a stress engineer for the design department. Clough entered the KEEP program in January 2014 and graduated with aerospace engineering degree in May 2015 .

"If it weren't for the KEEP program, my degree completion would have been delayed because I would have only been able to afford to take so many hours," Clough said.  Read more...
Innovator's Corner: Bright Future Award winner Dominic Canare 
Wichita State doctoral student, Dominic Canare, always looked forward to family Friday game night when everyone in his family took turns playing computer games.
"The computer had such a small hard drive that we had to delete things off of it to get new games," Canare said.
When his mom accidentally deleted important information, 8-year-old Canare set aside his video games, making it his mission to fix the computer. Read more...
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