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Distinguished Scholar Award Nominations Sought

Posted: August 22, 2017

The Office of Research is requesting nominations for the 2018 University Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA). Each year, through the DSA program, the university recognizes and honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or other creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields. Recipients of the award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity.

The deadline for submission of nominations is Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5 p.m.

2018 DSA Nomination Packet (Fillable PDF)
(Note: You must download/save the packet before it can be used as a fillable PDF).

Read about past Distinguished Scholar Award recipients.

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SBIR/SITTR Opportunities

Posted: August 18, 2017

A SOLICITATION OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) CONTRACT PROPOSALS

Sol. #: PHS-2018-1;        Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Solicitation PHS 2018-1, including proposal forms, will be available electronically on or around July 17, 2017; Phase I and II Submission dates: SEPTEMBER 5, 2017; AND JANUARY 5, 2018

Link: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIAID/PHS-2018-1/listing.html

See research topics posted. Also see Link: Link: https://sbir.nih.gov/funding#omni-sbir


DoD SBIR/STTR solicitation
17.3, 17.C – Pre-Release Begins on August 25, 2017; Announcement Opens on September 26, 2017; Announcement Closes on October 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Link: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/


Department of Energy FY18 Phase I solicitation
– Release 1 topics published; Release 2 topics to be published October 30, 2017. Release 1 Letters of Intent (LOI) Due: September 05, 2017; Applications Due: October 16, 2017
Link: https://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/


Department of Agriculture- USDA SBIR – 
Phase I Closing Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Link: https://nifa.usda.gov/phase-i-phase-ii-solicitations

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TCO Tech Insider Discussion Scheduled for August 29th

Posted: August 15, 2017

The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) is hosting a Tech Insider Discussion entitled “Research, Technology and Business Opportunities” featuring Ms. Nancy Dawes, Research Fellow, The Victor Mills Society, The Procter & Gamble Company on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Colleagues Room at The Faculty Club, 181 Oval Drive South. The informal “fireside chat” will be held over cocktails/beverages and hors d’oeuvres. The TCO will moderate the discussion which will focus on:

  • Innovation and product development strategy
  • Identifying market trends
  • Integration of consumer business and technology and product development
  • Critical role of Procter & Gamble’s scientists in discovery and innovation
  • Collaboration models of universities and industry

Please RSVP to Tracy Preston at preston.317@osu.edu.

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Psychology Professor Awarded $1.8 Million NIH Award

Posted: August 10, 2017

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Ruchika Prakash, associate professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year $1.8 million NIH grant to conduct a rigorous randomized controlled trial examining the benefits of mindfulness meditation for reducing cognitive decline in older adults. Prakash, an expert in neuropsychological rehabilitation, will be leading the effort with her collaborators, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, College of Medicine, and Rebecca Andridge, College of Public Health.

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SBIR/STTR OPPORTUNITIES

Posted: August 7, 2017

A SOLICITATION OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) CONTRACT PROPOSALS

Sol. #: PHS-2018-1;        Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Solicitation PHS 2018-1, including proposal forms, will be available electronically on or around July 17, 2017; Phase I and II Submission dates: SEPTEMBER 5, 2017; AND JANUARY 5, 2018

Link: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIAID/PHS-2018-1/listing.html

See research topics posted. Also see Link: Link: https://sbir.nih.gov/funding#omni-sbir


DoD SBIR/STTR solicitation
17.3, 17.C – Pre-Release Begins on August 25, 2017; Announcement Opens on September 26, 2017; Announcement Closes on October 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Link: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/


Department of Energy FY18 Phase I solicitation
– Release 1 topics published; Release 2 topics to be published October 30, 2017. Release 1 Letters of Intent (LOI) Due: September 05, 2017; Applications Due: October 16, 2017
Link: https://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/

 

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Elsevier Examines Gender in the Global Research Landscape

Posted: July 26, 2017

Elsevier’s comprehensive report on research performance through a gender lens, Gender in the Global Research Landscape, spans 20 years, 12 geographies and 27 disciplines.

This global study draws upon data and analytics, a unique gender disambiguation methodology, and involvement of global experts.

A launch event was held in Washington, DC in March 2017 at the National Press Club. Watch a video of the event here.

Download the report here.

 

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Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

Posted: July 26, 2017

From NPR, July 25, 2017

Even the most commonplace devices in our world had to be invented by someone.

Take the windshield wiper. It may seem hard to imagine a world without windshield wipers, but there was one, and Mary Anderson lived in that world.

In 1902, Anderson was visiting New York City.

“She was riding a streetcar and it was snowing,” says the Rev. Sara-Scott Wingo, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., and Anderson’s great-great-niece. Wingo never met Anderson, but the story of the invention was passed down to her.

Wingo says while Anderson was riding the streetcar that snowy day, “She observed that the streetcar driver had to get out and continually clean off the windshield.”

Naturally, that caused delays, and got Anderson wondering: What if there were some sort of blade that could wipe off the windshield without making the driver get out of the streetcar?

Anderson went back to Birmingham, made a sketch of her device, and wrote up a description of it. Then she applied for a patent.

The patent application describes how the wiper was to be operated by a handle inside the vestibule of the motor car, and be easily removable — “thus leaving nothing to mar the usual appearance of the car during fair weather,” according to patent language.

Wingo says her great-great-aunt tried to interest manufacturing firms in making this device for the emerging motorcar industry, but got no takers. A letter from the firm of Dinning and Eckenstein is one of Wingo’s prized possessions.

“Dear madam,” the letter begins,” We beg to acknowledge receipt of your recent favor with reference to the sale of your patent. In reply, we regret to state we do not consider it to be of such commercial value as would warrant our undertaking its sale.”

Alabama native Mary Anderson (1866-1953) is credited with inventing the first operational windshield wiper.

Encylopedia of Alabama

“They missed out,” says Wingo. “Don’t you think?”

Wingo doesn’t know for sure why Anderson’s invention never went anywhere, but she suspects it might have been because Anderson was such an independent woman.

“She didn’t have a father; she didn’t have a husband and she didn’t have a son,” Wingo says. “And the world was kind of run by men back then.”

It doesn’t seem as if Mary Anderson was the sort of woman to be crushed by the rejections. She lived another 50 years, long enough to see windshield wipers become ubiquitous.

Certainly Anderson’s accomplishments loom large for Wingo and her family.

“We’re all really proud of her,” says Wingo. “I have three daughters. We talk about Mary Anderson a lot. And we all sort of feel like we want to be open and receptive to sort of our own Mary Anderson moments.”

If Anderson didn’t get any money for her invention, at least she finally got some credit. In 2011 she was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame.

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