Monday, November 25, 2013
What better way to spend some time this Thanksgiving weekend than thinking about invention!? The meaning of invention, the status of inventing, the future... Here's a link to a recent article in TIME Magazine entitled "The Spark of Invention." Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 15, 2013
The 2012 SIU Inventor of the Year Dr. Kathleen Campbell in the news!
According to the State Journal Register, thousands of American soldiers and millions of civilians could avoid Noise Induced Hearing Loss if D-met trial is a success.
Friday, November 8, 2013
A free patent seminar is taking place on Friday, November 15. The topic of the seminar is “Patents, Innovation and the America Invents Act.” Mr. Ari M. Bai, patent attorney for Posinelli business and litigation law firm will be the guest speaker. Please view this PDF flyer for additional information.
There is no registration fee and a box lunch will be provided starting at 11:30 AM. Space will be limited, so registration is required. Register by phone: 618.453.6754 or by email: email@example.com.
Friday, November 1, 2013
You can join the SIU Technology Transfer team (Jeff Myers, Amy McMorrow Hunter) at the SIU Student Center McDonald's every first Tuesday of the month for coffee and rolls. We discuss patents, innovation, startups, and try to answer any questions you may have, or provide updates on your case or other things happening. Just drop in if you can between 9:30-11:00 a.m. and join the discussion. Hope to see you there! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (618) 453-4556.
By Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 2013 Technology and Innovation Expo and Saluki Idea competition fostered and honored Saluki innovation and creativity.
The two-part event took place Oct. 25 at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center and included the announcement of the 2013 Inventor Award winners.
The winners are:
The event also served as the final round for the Saluki Idea Competition in which students and student-led teams showcased their ideas for new, technology-based, commercially viable products and services.
- Inventor of the Year -- David Lightfoot, professor of plant, soil and agricultural systems, College of Agricultural Sciences, honored for his research primarily focusing on crop productivity and disease resistance. He is co-inventor for seven patents issued since 1999 and also the inventor or co-inventor for eight pending patents.
- Innovator of the Year -- Peter Fadde, associate professor in curriculum and instruction, College of Education and Human Services, honored for work with computer applications used for training expert perceptual skills in sports. A patent is pending and Fadde’s research resulted in a product now being sold commercially nationwide.
- Startup Company of the Year -- Minerals Development Technologies Inc., whose founders include Paul Chugh, mining and mineral resources engineering professor, College of Engineering. The business is initially focusing on dust control technologies for continuous mining machines. One patent has already been approved and two are pending.
- Student Startup of the Year -- orderbolt, an app that is promoted as “the new premier mobile payment platform.” The business is operated by Bryce Morrison, Tom Harness, Jonathan Bening, Geoff Veliz and Aarika Price and others, most of whom are all graduates, students, or former students at SIU Carbondale.
The theme was “Innovating for Impact,” with contestants competing for $1,000 in grant funds from the SIU Sustainability Council. In addition, SalukiTech Computer Store and Help Desk provided a Dell tablet as a door prize. More than 20 campus and community organizations and entities provided support for the Tech Expo and Saluki Idea Competition.
Saluki Idea Competition winners are:
Judges for the competition included Jim Garvey, vice chancellor for research; Dennis Cradit, dean of the College of Business; Robyn Laur Russell, SIU director of business development and international trade; Chester Wilson, associate professor at Louisiana Tech and Lawrence Cruz, chief patent council for Conair Corp.
- First place -- D.scribe, a communication eco-system that provides accurate transcriptions of conversations for the deaf or hearing impaired, by Christopher Faller and Briana Royster, seniors in industrial design.
- Second place -- Radiation Water Pump for Developing Countries or Off-grid Communities, an affordable, solar-powered water pump/irrigation system, by Felipe Paulino Silva, and Abdiel Quetz, mechanical engineering students.
- Honorable mention -- PowerPrice, an e-commerce, online, auction-type website allowing customers to solicit for their desired item and prices, by Azadeh Omrani-Kermani, MBA student.
- Honorable mention -- ReNew, an interactive recycling/sustainability campaign, by senior industrial design students John Leco and Gene Park.
- Honorable mention -- Solar for All, a solar power-sharing concept, by senior technical resource management student David Schau.
For more information about the Tech Expo visit www.tie.siu.edu. To learn more about the Saluki Idea Competition, visit siu.launcht.com/.