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Event Scheduled for Jul 26, 2012

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Event: Student Innovators to Showcase Projects - The Innovation Connection

Location: Nerac, Inc.; One Technology Drive; Tolland, CT 06084

Time: 03:00 pm

Details of Event:

Sponsors - Nerac & OpenSky

Student Innovators to Showcase Projects: You’re Invited!

Want to be inspired by the creative ideas and energy of outstanding engineering students? Plan to attend the inaugural iREU (innovative Research Experience for Undergrads) “pitches and posters” expo, followed immediately by a social networking function. Details:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

3-4 p.m. - Pitches & Posters
4-6 p.m. - Networking

One Technology Drive
Tolland, CT 06084

Nerac, OpenSky, the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering at UConn, and the School of Engineering at UConn

This summer, the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering (CMBE) and the School of Engineering are hosting 10 undergraduate student researchers through an NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site program. The REU students, who worked alongside CMBE faculty and graduate students in engineering laboratories, were also enrolled in a business and entrepreneurship oriented course on the mechanics of business to better understand how academic research becomes a commercial reality. They worked on a range of projects in collaboration with both industrial and academic mentors.

The students will “pitch” their projects and speak with visitors from 3-4 p.m.

Networking, too! From 4-6 p.m., attendees can socialize with innovators and entrepreneurs, prospective investors, business development experts, faculty and others in a relaxed atmosphere (food and beverages). It’s all about innovation in Connecticut, with a highlight on UConn’s pioneering developments in engineering and science.

The projects, and their industrial partners, include:
 Composites for Biomedical Applications, Teleflex Medical
 Forward Osmosis for Desalination and Water Reuse, Oasys Water
 Reaction Networks for Zeolites to Model Fluid Catalytic Cracking Kinetics, W.R., Grace and Co.
 Thermally Integrated Water-Gas Shift Reactors, FuelCell Energy
 Transformative Research in Solar Energy Harvesting, Scitech Solar
 100% utilization of Brown Grease for Biodiesel Production, Bridgeport Biodiesel
 Functionalized Nanostructured Carbons for Energy Conversion and Storage, Physical Sciences, Inc.
 Photo-initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition of Hydrogels, GVD Corporation
 Physical Properties and Transport in Pentablock Ionomers, Kraton Polymers LLC
 Development of Advanced Fire-retardant Nanomaterials, United Technologies Research Center

About Nerac:
Nerac Inc. is a global research and advisory firm for companies developing innovative products and technologies. Nerac provides expert insights that equip clients with the knowledge to develop or refine a technology, explore market growth opportunities, evaluate intellectual property strategies and respond to regulatory changes. Nerac has approximately 1,200 clients worldwide and a long, successful consulting history in a wide-range of industries with a strong focus in the areas of pharmaceutical, medical device, energy and specialty chemicals.

About OpenSky
OpenSky Corporation provides expert information technology consulting services to help global corporations reduce IT costs, protect information assets and accelerate the adoption of strategic technologies. OpenSky is distinguished from others by extensive technology expertise combined with deep industry experience. OpenSky specializes in Infrastructure; IT Risk Management and Security; Governance, Risk and Compliance; and Technical Business Consulting. OpenSky has successfully delivered over 500 projects to Fortune 500 companies. Proven methodologies ensure a focused, consistent, project-based approach on every engagement. OpenSky maintains a business-centric perspective and believes that aligning premier technology partnerships with vendor-neutrality are critical and ensure the best solutions for clients.

Target Audience: Open to All

Sponsored By: Other

Pamphlet/Flyer: No Pamphlet/Flyer Available


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Allison MacKay, University of Connecticut
Kevin Bouley, Nerac, Inc.
Moinuddin Sarker & Guest(s), Natural State Research, Inc.
John R Fantry & Guest(s), nzymSys, Inc.
David K Schmid, Hartford Connecticut Trust Company
Tim Coates, Innovation Ecosystem, CTC
Michael D Curtis & Guest(s), Simplified Energy Solutions
aida Ghiaei, School of Engineering
Brian Schwarz, School of Engineering
Adam J Wentworth, University of Connecticut
Richard Fu
Mary Holz-Clause & Guest(s), University of Connecticut
Seth Johnson, GVD Corporation
Robin Ann Bienemann, UConn
Rich Dino, UConn
Udayarka Karra & Guest(s), Environmental Engineer
Evan Berns, Northeast Growth Partners
Christine Vincent, Vernon Adult Education
Michael Accorsi, University of Connecticut - School of Engineering
Kazem Kazerounian, University of Connecticut - School of Engineering
Larry Ross, Weichert Realtor
Kylene Perras, UConn Foundation
Alan Harrison
Ranjan Srivastava
Dennis C. Nash & Guest(s), Control Station, Inc.
George Bollas, UConn
Mark Proft, Bohan & Bradstreet
Vishal Dhagat, UConn
Pouya Tavousi, Pouya Tavousi
Fred L Robson & Guest(s), RPM Sustainable Technologies, Inc.
Fred L Robson & Guest(s), RPM Sustainable Technologies, Inc.
Brendan OGrady, Sustainable Water Engineering Learning Lab
Monty Shaw
Wingsang Chan & Guest(s)
Melissa Cooling, N/A
William Mustain, Bill
Richard Parnas, Richard Parnas
Sujan Shrestha, UConn
Russell Lowry CFP, Sagemark Consulting
John Haigis, self
Richard LoPresti, UIL Corp
Heidi Douglas
Cassandra Whitford, Cassandra Whitford
Pavel A Brodskiy, Oasys Water
Jennifer D Helble, Jennifer Helble
Zachary J Speth, Teleflex Medical
Laura A Smith, Kraton Polymers
Dave P Newton, Dave Newton
Mai Hamdalla & Guest(s), University of Connecticut
Joshua L Lansford
Nathanael T Chan, University of Connecticut
Tim Best-Hall & Guest(s), Progeos
Michael R Shook, Corning Inc.
Zach J Speth & Guest(s)
Donna Powell, The Essex Partnership
Jeffrey McCutcheon & Guest(s), UCONN iREU Director
Bruce Carlson, IP Factory
Adam Ney, CBIA
Daniel P q Keenan , Resource Options, Inc
Andrew G Zehner & Guest(s), University of Connecticut
Elizabeth Smith & Guest(s), iREU
James Dey & Guest(s)
Aaron Palmer & Guest(s), not applicable
Gregory M Kirber, PartsTech
Kan Fu

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