Author Archives: Danielle McCulloch

Insights for Intern Training and Mentoring: Stories From the Field

We are gearing up for Fuentek’s webinar designed to help TTOs put their interns to work on technology screenings. So, we’re taking stock of our own lessons learned from tech transfer intern programs. This Story from the Field is based … Continue reading

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TTO Intern Success Is a Two-Way Street

It’s tempting to think of interns as cheap/free labor. But you must invest in them before they can provide a valuable return to your technology transfer office (TTO). To get the most of your interns—and for them to get the … Continue reading

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Live from the 2011 NC FIRST Robotics Competition

Yesterday and today you’ll find me in Raleigh’s Dorton Arena for my second year as an inspector for the NC FIRST robotics competition. (Click here to read about my experiences last year.) As was the case last year, gracious professionalism … Continue reading

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Spring Is Turning Up Interns!

Spring has sprung—and we all know what that means: Tulips! Daffodils! Résumés! That’s right! Now is the time to get the process underway for staffing your university tech transfer office (TTO) with interns. As discussed in our white paper about … Continue reading

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A New Tech Transfer Web Site for NASA Dryden!

Fuentek is excited to announce the recent redesign of the Dryden IPP Web site. Technology transfer offices across the country strive to find the most effective ways to market available technologies as well as to communicate with and attract potential … Continue reading

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Get What You Pay For When It Comes to Webinars

Your time is precious, right? So when it comes to attending a webinar, you want to get the most out of your time—not to mention the registration fee that your company (or maybe even you yourself) paid. And if the … Continue reading

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Training from Hundreds of Miles Away: Tips for Webinar Trainers

Having just completed a series of eight webinars to train interns at a major research university about the science and art of technology commercialization, I’ve learned a few things about the challenges of conducting training remotely. Sure, there are advantages … Continue reading

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NASA’s Reliability-Centered Maintenance Pilot Program Saves Over $300,000 in Taxpayer Money

Fuentek conducted vital background research Many of Fuentek’s blog posts discuss technologies available for licensing from NASA. And yet, technology transfer at NASA involves not only the “pushing out” of innovations for technology commercialization, but also the “pulling in” of … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the 2010 NC FIRST Robotics Competition

My brief career as a robot inspector Technology, teamwork and teaching moments. That is what I experienced as a robot inspector at the NC FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Tournament on April 1. This was my first time doing something like … Continue reading

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Fluid Flow Metering and Mixing Technologies

A widely applicable suite of technologies with optimized capabilities for fluid metering, mixing, and conditioning Innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center have developed a suite of prototype fluid plug technologies with an array of capabilities for fluid flow metering, … Continue reading

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