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MSU entrepreneur prepares for next steps

When one door closes, another opens. For graduating Supply Chain Management senior Brendan Wang, the door is wide open for new opportunities as he accelerates the momentum of a technology that is helping put an end the nation’s vaping epidemic. As a teenager who struggled with vaping, and as an MSU sophomore, Wang recognized the … Continued


Capstone projects connect industry and academics

Partnerships between universities and companies can foster powerful ideas. Capstone projects within the Michigan State University College of Engineering allow an opportunity for companies to collaborate and explore the talent Spartans have. The program also lays the foundation for relationships to grow between the companies and the MSU Mobility program and the MSU Innovation Center. … Continued


MSU Advertising Course and Tech Start-Up Opens Doors for University Collaboration

Friendship can lead to powerful ideas and collaborations. After years of business collaboration, Michael Watson, Chief Revenue Officer and EVP of Sales and Marketing at SOBRsafe, and MSU Instructor, Mitch Crank, are starting a new journey together with MSU students. Crank is one of the instructors for MSU’s advertising and public relations capstone course. In … Continued


MSU Innovation Center welcomes new project grant manager

MSU alumna Audrey Sebolt recently joined the MSUT Agreement Team and assists the team with processing numerous data use, material transfer and confidentiality agreements for the tech transfer arm of the Innovation Center. “As a researcher and grant project manager, I interacted with Michigan State University and served faculty from institutions across the globe for more than … Continued


Veteran technology transfer leader takes on elevated role with MSU Innovation Center

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu Anne Di Sante recently was appointed to the role of Executive Director of MSU Technologies, the tech transfer and commercialization arm of the MSU Innovation Center. Di Sante served as the unit’s associate director for the past decade, specializing in licensing and commercialization operations and programs. Di Sante and a … Continued


MSU Innovation Center welcomes new tech manager

Julia Miller has recently joined the MSU Innovation Center’s team of technology managers. Specializing in the ag bio tech sector, Miller works with researchers in agriculture, natural resources and natural science to evaluate, protect and commercialize technologies. After completing an undergraduate degree at Michigan State University along with a Ph.D. at Cornell University, Miller first … Continued


MTRAC AgBio Innovation Hub announces awards

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio recently announced its spring 2022 translational research awards with key funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The AgBio Innovation Hub focuses on the development and commercialization of technologies impacting the food, agriculture and industrial life science industries, as well as … Continued


Intern Highlight: Brendan Grant

Brendan Grant is a student intern for the MSU Innovation Center. He works with the communications team and is currently working on a new social media campaign to help revamp the Innovation Center social accounts. “As a communications intern I have mainly focused on developing a new social media strategy to drive corporate engagement,” Grant … Continued


Intern Highlight: Kee-Ri Burkitt

Kee-Ri Burkitt works with the communications team at the Innovation Center as a student intern. Burkitt focuses mainly on graphic design, social media and creates any necessary marketing materials for MSU IC employees. Burkitt joined the IC team in October 2020. Since joining, she has been able to foster and grow her professional skills. Professional … Continued


New scholarship supports graduate-level research

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu Two Michigan State University graduate students recently won the inaugural awards from the NEOGEN Land Grant Prize in a competitive selection process. Each student was awarded $30,000 to advance their research projects: one focusing on drug discovery and the other on the economics of climate change. This award — administered … Continued


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