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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. …



Leon Ma Takes on New Position as Assistant Director of Corporate Relations

This October, Leon Ma was appointed to the role of Assistant Director of Corporate Relations. His new position holds responsibility for business intelligence research. With Ma’s background in industry analytics, he will be a crucial asset to the growth of the Innovation Center’s Corporate Relations team. Before joining the Corporate Relations team, Ma worked as …


MSU Innovation Center welcomes new project grant manager

MSU alumna Audrey Grantz 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 …


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

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 team of six technology managers …


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 …


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