Dr. Andrew Moad
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Dr. Andrew Moad, USI-Crane partnership manager, was awarded the 2012 Regional Appreciation Award at the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Midwest regional meeting on August 14, in Dayton, Ohio.
"I'm extremely pleased that Andy Moad has been recognized by the FLC with this award, and that our great partner, John Dement with NSWC Crane, nominated him for this honor,” said Dr. Mark Bernhard, associate provost for Outreach and Engagement at USI. “Andy has done a terrific job as the USI-Crane Partnership Manager, and his work in coordinating the Technology Commercialization Academy was exemplary."
In his nomination, Dement highlighted the work Moad has done as part of the USI-Crane partnership, giving special mention to the recently completed, successful launch of USI’s Technology Commercialization Academy, a five-week program that allowed USI students to develop civilian uses for patented NSWC Crane technologies. Students have continued to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures beyond the Academy.
“I'm honored to receive this award and believe that it reflects well on the hard work that USI has been doing in the areas of business, engineering and outreach to the community,” said Moad. “I also appreciated the opportunity to work with NSWC Crane and GAGE. We could not have achieved what we have thus far without them.”
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer is a nationwide network of federal laboratories and is the only government-wide forum for technology transfer. The goal of technology transfer is rapid integration of technologies developed through federal research into the mainstream economy. The Midwest Region comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota has more than 30 facilities conducting federal research and development on a wide range of topics.