. 24/7 Space News .
NASA program brings big benefits to Big Ten School
by Brian Newbacher for Glenn News
Cleveland OH (SPX) Jul 01, 2022

Bringing NASA Technology into the Classroom

When Indiana University (IU) introduced the NASA Technology Transfer University (T2U) program at its Kelley School of Business last fall, it became the first university in the Big Ten to do so.

T2U connects universities with NASA technology, giving students the opportunity to work with federal government research and innovations. "Our goal is to inspire young entrepreneurs by bringing real-world, NASA-proven technologies into college and university classrooms," said Jeanne King, technology transfer partnership specialist at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. "Working with their professors, the students find innovative ways to improve existing products or come up with new ones."

IU Business Professor Bryce Bow was excited to get the program rolling with NASA, encouraging his students to use patented NASA technologies to create products and applications that satisfied market needs.

He integrated T2U into his strategic management course, using NASA's patent portfolio as a tool to help students explore strategic management as part of a capstone-style class project.

"The Technology Transfer projects are such a fun and challenging finale to our business strategy course," said Professor Bow. "Instead of only looking into the past, the projects force us to look into the future. What might a specific technology make possible to benefit the world?"

Professor Bow kicked off the semester reviewing key concepts in business strategy, then identified a suite of NASA patents for student review and selection. Students could approach commercialization of NASA's intellectual property in one of two ways: 1) integrate a specific patented technology into an existing company's strategy, or 2) create a new business and strategic plan around the technology.

After choosing a technology, the students created presentations or "pitch decks," and shared those ideas with the entire class as part of the final project, describing product capabilities while demonstrating class concepts. Students developed ideas for products or concepts from NASA technologies that met every day earthly needs.

The students envisioned a diverse suite of new and enhanced products. For example, one winning team proposed that Bell Helmets - a helmet technology and design company with ties to auto racing - could use a NASA carbon fiber technology to improve impact resistance of helmets.

Other student projects included small indoor gardens, kiosk-style self-eye tests, digital signature authorization, wearable Wi-Fi boosters, and hazardous environment detection systems.

Projects and pitches were scored primarily on the quality of content (insightful, compelling, high potential) and quality of delivery (persuasive, polished).

A combination of instructor and peer scores determined who made it to the "finals" to pitch in front of guest judges and NASA representatives.

"The students demonstrated incredible insight and creativity applying NASA intellectual property," said King. "The vision of these students demonstrates great promise for the future of innovation."

Students who want to take their ideas beyond the classroom, can utilize Startup NASA, a special program designed to help early-stage startups commercialize NASA technology. NASA offers a non-exclusive startup license to new companies formed with the express intent of commercializing and licensing NASA technology, waiving the initial licensing fees, and all other fees for the first three years.

Related Links
NASA Technology Transfer University
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News

Thanks for being there;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5+ Billed Monthly

paypal only
SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal

Bill Nelson, Mark Kelly praise how ASU involves students in missions
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 02, 2022
Both men have been blasted into space and have served in the U.S. Senate. But NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly were "back in school" during a visit to Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration on Friday, May 27. The pair got to see details of the university's more than 20 space missions - ASU is leading the NASA space missions Psyche and LunaH-Map while also developing instruments for scientific missions to the moon, asteroids and planets, including th ... read more

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

NASA program brings big benefits to Big Ten School

RIT receives NASA funding to develop new diffractive solar sail concepts

Rocket Lab's Lunar Photon completes 6th orbital raise preps for final Earth-escape burn

Rocket Lab's Lunar Photon completes 3rd orbit raising maneuver for CAPSTONE Moon mission

Commercial space launch site begins construction

Elon Musk had twins with company exec last year: report

NASA, SpaceX target new launch date for commercial cargo mission

Boeing subsidiary to build two new Virgin Galactic motherships

Humans on Mars: Pathways toward sustainable settlement

Sometimes things get complicated

A Plan Fit for a Rover Sols 3525-3527

My Favorite Martian Image: 'Enchanted' Rocks at Jezero Crater

Wheels on China's Zhurong rover keep stable with novel material

Construction of China's first commercial spacecraft launch site starts in Hainan

Shenzhou XIII astronauts doing well after returning to Earth

Chinese official says its Mars sample mission will beat NASA back to Earth

Kleos Space invests for future growth in the UK

SatixFy Technology enables first 5G link through a LEO constellation

SES-22 set to launch on Falcon 9 June 29

Inmarsat report calls for enhanced debris mitigation and stronger regulations in space

Sidus Space marks successful space-qualification of Dhruva space's satellite orbital deployer

ICEYE expands its business to offer complete satellite missions for customers

Automation and advanced materials are the "dream team"

Smart textiles sense how their users are moving

Could we eavesdrop on communications that pass through our solar system

NASA Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star Conditions

AI experts called on to join the hunt for exoplanets

Life in the Earth's interior as productive as in some ocean waters

You can help scientists study the atmosphere on Jupiter

SwRI scientists identify a possible source for Charon's red cap

NASA's Europa Clipper Mission Completes Main Body of the Spacecraft

Gemini North Telescope Helps Explain Why Uranus and Neptune Are Different Colors

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.