Top 100 Universities Granted U.S. Patents in 2013 (by NAI and IPO)
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) was listed among the world’s top universities for producing new U.S. utility patents. UTRF ranked 80th, ahead of Emory, Yale, and Princeton, according to a study by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).
The list, compiled based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), recognizes the important role of patents in university research. Academic patenting not only protects a university’s intellectual property, but can also be a source of additional funding.
Undergraduate students, teachers, and young scholars participating in four different summer research programs at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville showcased work at a STEM symposium at Ayres Hall Friday, July 18, 2014. There, groups and individuals from all over the world presented their research projects conducted while collaborating with UT’s NIMBioS, CURENT, TNSCORE, and NICS research centers. Posters spanned science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House and administered by the National Science Foundation. PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers. Historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields include African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskans. These are groups who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM education or careers. Individual and Organizational PAESMEM awardees receive a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate. Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.
AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers.AAAS administers the S&T Policy Fellowships for doctoral degree scientists and engineers to provide opportunities for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process.
The application deadline is November 1, 2014.
See their website for more information on S&T Policy Fellowships.
For further information and application advice, please contact Alan Rutenberg, in the Office of Research & Engagement.
Whether you are a soccer fan or not, it has been difficult to miss news surrounding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil – especially when riot police are involved.
Sunday, Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time to take home the trophy. Shortly afterward, in the streets of Buenos Aires, fans took out their disappointment and aggression by rioting across the city.
According to a notice posted on the Office of Research Integrity website, Melanie Cokonis, a former research technician with the Southern Research Institute, voluntarily agreed to a three-year debarment to settle allegations of misconduct in research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).