Author Archives: Karen Hiser

NASA’s Research Helps in the Fight Against Cancer

A NASA technology originally developed for the space program has evolved into a state-of-the-art medical device that increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments and provides natural, drug-free pain relief for thousands of Americans. Continue reading

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NASA Technology Enables Vision Screening for Millions of U.S. Children

As any parent knows, it can be a challenge for young children to sit still during an eye exam, let alone respond to a series of questions about what they are seeing. In the case of infants and pre-verbal children, … Continue reading

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Facebook versus LinkedIn: Which Is Better for Your Business?

I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Raleigh, NC chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization about social media and how to leverage it for business. This astute group of women included owners of businesses ranging from environmental services … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just for Job Searches: Using LinkedIn for Technology Transfer Marketing

LinkedIn is a great tool for finding a job, but it’s also valuable for intellectual property (IP) marketing, generating potential licensing leads. Here’s how I get the most out of LinkedIn for technology transfer marketing. When I am looking for … Continue reading

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Tailor Your Marketing Pitch through Effective Listening

Any good sales person knows that a one-size-fits-all approach to sales presentations never works. The same is true for marketing presentations for intellectual property. To be most effective, the technology manager must help inventors tailor their presentations to match the … Continue reading

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NASA Seeks Partner for Non-Destructive Evaluation of Composite Materials

The Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is looking for a partner that can provide information and expertise to support a study of how defects are created in composite materials during their fabrication, testing, and use. … Continue reading

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NASA’s High Altitude Hydration System Gets High Marks from R&D 100

An innovative technology developed at NASA’s Johnson Space Center for harsh, cold, high-altitude conditions has reached a new height as a recent winner of a prestigious R&D 100 Award. The High Altitude Hydration System was originally conceived and designed by … Continue reading

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NASA Develops Composite Tank Designs Ideal for Cryogenic Liquids

Several new designs and fabrication methods developed by innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center combine advances in performance with low-cost processes to enable economical production of strong, lightweight, adaptable, uniquely shaped, insulated, chemically resistant vessels and cryogenic tanks. Fuentek … Continue reading

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NASA’s Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program Benefits NASA Missions and Commercial Applications

Again and again we hear about how innovations developed at NASA for the space program are being used outside the agency for entirely new applications—thanks to the technology commercialization successes of NASA’s technology transfer program, the Innovative Partnerships Program. NASA’s … Continue reading

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Technology Managers Get Savvy with Digital and Social Media at the AUTM Eastern Regional Meeting

Jack Spain and I had a great time this week at the Association for University Technology Manager’s Eastern Regional Meeting. Our AUTM hosts were wonderful, and we enjoyed meeting so many new folks. About 60 people attended our presentations on … Continue reading

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