Summer Engineering Academy (SEA), a University of Arizona STEM Initiative to Recruit High School Students into Engineering and Science Disciplines

Ranji Vaidyanathan
2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
and the Inventors Assistance Service (IAS) at Oklahoma State University. The mission of the New Product Development Center at Oklahoma State University is to link the innovative ideas and capabilities of small manufacturers and inventors with the knowledge and multi-disciplinary expertise of the land grant university faculty, in order to develop and commercialize economically competitive new products that strengthen rural economies, create new and enhanced jobs, capital investment and an
more » ... tment and an increased tax base. Dr. Vaidyanathan has thirteen U. S. patents and twenty-two pending patent applications. He has developed six different products from concept stage to commercial stage including a product commercially being sold to Airbus, Eurocopter, Lockheed and Boeing. At Oklahoma State University, Ranji works collaboratively with faculty members from various disciplines and colleges to develop products and solutions for Oklahoma small manufacturers. As the Herrington Professor, Dr. Vaidyanathan works with the Helmerich Research Center faculty to develop a major research and technology transfer thrust in composite materials.
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