June 2009

Open-Bike draw winners announced!

We enjoyed attending the ASEE Annual Conference in Austin, TX, last week.

And, we're pleased to announce the winners of our 'Open-Bike' draw!

  • Rob Prins, assistant professor at James Madison University, wins the free registration to Open, NCIIA's 2010 Annual Conference in San Francisco.
  • Casey Cline, assistant professor at Boise State University, wins the Trek 7.3 urban bike.


Networks make innovation possible: Forbes interview with UC Davis professor Andy Hargadon

According to 2009 Olympus Award winner Andy Hargadon, innovation becomes meaningful only when there is a network that can take that great idea and turn it into an invention that matters.

The UC Davis professor, who won the Emerging Educational Leader Award and is director of both the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Energy Efficiency Center at Davis, recently talked 'innovation' with Forbes Magazine.

Read the interview.



SurgiSIL does it Again: ASME Innovation Showcase Winners Announced

Last week they won the second place award (and $2,500) at NCIIA's BMEidea biomedical engineering competition in New York. A couple of days later, the University of Cincinnati's SurgiSIL team picked up third place and another $5,000 at the ASME Innovation Showcase, held in Palm Desert, CA.

The winners were:

1st place ($10,000) - Rice University's PRIME team

2nd place ($7,000) - MIT's Solar ORC team

3rd place ($5,000) - University of Cincinnati's SurgiSIL team.