January, 2023 - MSU Innovation Center

MSU Innovation Center welcomes new Patent Assistant

Stephanie Taylor has recently joined the MSU Innovation Center’s Intellectual Property (IP) team. Taylor will work as a Patent Assistant, working with MSU faculty members and the Innovation Center’s patent attorneys to determine what intellectual property protections are available for the innovations being developed across MSU’s campus. Taylor graduated from Colorado Technical University with a …


Karen Lavery Appointed as MSU Innovation Center’s Newest Financial Analyst

Karen Lavery was recently appointed to the role of Financial Analyst of MSU Technologies at the MSU Innovation Center. Lavery attended the University of Phoenix, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Lavery joined the Innovation Center team in June 2022 and assists the IP Finance Coordinator, Jen Folger. “Karen has a great attitude and is …


New Energy Frontier Research Center Create Sustainable Future Through Bacteria

Michigan State University is now home to one of the nation’s newest Energy Frontier Research Centers. Led by Cheryl Kerfeld, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory is focused on building ‘nanofactories’ inspired by natural processes found in bacterial microcompartments. These bacterial compartments house specific biochemical …


MSU Engineering Undergrad Students Funded by NASA for Delivery Drone Technology

A team of 11 Michigan State Engineering students has recently been funded by NASA to develop bus-riding delivery drones. What  started as a project for their ECE 320 course has since transformed to a NASA-supported grant project when the team’s submission was selected by NASA for an $80,000 award from the Undergraduate Student Research Challenge. …


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