Two of her CREATE-IGERT trainees were recipients of recent National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA
) Advanced E-Team awards and she and her graduate student, Lucas Arzola, participated in an NCIIA
Sustainable Vision Venture Lab (http://nciia.org/taxonomy/term/1388) to further develop their business model.
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grant allowed us to add entrepreneurial program elements to help students better identify and understand industry opportunities and the innovation process with a focus on lighting products and services that benefit society and the environment.
Grant/funding Support: The authors wish to acknowledge their own research funding support from the NASA GSRP Fellowship (NNG05GL57H), NCIIA
Advanced E-Team Program, and the Goldman Philanthropic Charles E.
There is already a network of 200 universities, called NCIIA
(which stands for National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance), that is taking a leadership role in making this happen.
Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), corporations, or private foundations to implement the curriculum changes [University of Massachusetts at Lowell (FIPSE), Elon University (FIPSE), University of Arkansas (FIPSE), Lynchburg College (NCIIA
), University of Virginia (General Electric Corporation)].
In March of 2008, the Alternatives in Science Club at the University of Colorado held a successful conference in collaboration with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA