A record year for tech transfer

Missouri S&T set a new record for the most money generated from patent royalties on commercialized inventions and products during the fiscal year that ended June 30, with $540,396 in royalty income — more than double the amount received in 2013.

Royalties paid to inventors and authors also set a record at $187,998.

During the past year, technology transfer and economic development (TTED) staff received a record 47 invention disclosures, including five software disclosures, which is a new service TTED began providing last year. TTED filed 31 patent or copyright applications and had 14 issued patents and one registered copyright.

“Missouri S&T is ahead of our peers in terms of disclosures per million dollars of research expenditures,” says Keith Strassner, Chem’79, TTED director. S&T’s three-year average is 12.1 invention disclosures per $10 million in research expenditures. In comparison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports an average of 9.4 invention disclosures and Georgia Institute of Technology reports 6.2.

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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

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Making tornado alley safer

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong “Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of […]

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Living laboratory houses lead battery research

This past November, Missouri S&T installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to S&T’s solar-powered homes.

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Partners for progress

An expansion of the partnership between Missouri S&T and Missouri State University will allow students to pursue a mechanical engineering degree on the Missouri State campus with courses taught by faculty from both institutions. Students began applying this fall. The program will begin in fall 2019.

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Chancellor search is underway

This past August, University of Missouri President Mun Choi announced the formation of a 23-member committee to lead a nationwide search for a chancellor at Missouri S&T.

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