MSU Innovation Celebration

Register today for the fourth annual MSU Innovation Celebration on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4-6 p.m. in the Huntington Club on the 4th floor of Spartan Stadium.

This networking reception showcases innovative technologies developed in campus labs and beyond. Join us to honor MSU researchers who reported an invention during the academic year, and recognize the winners of awards for innovation and achievement in technology transfer.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon will kick off the program at 5 p.m.

Validated parking is available for visitors in Spartan Stadium Lot 79. Faculty/Staff with permits park in Lot 61. 


MSU Innovation Center recognizes inventors and inventions - See more at:


AFEX Biomass Processing

Bruce Dale                                                                       

Department: ENG/Chemical Engineering

Via MSU Today: Award aids MSU biofuel technology development


"Imported from China" Documentary film (TEC2014-0034)

Geraldine Zeldes & Troy Hale

Department: COMM ARTS/School of Journalism

Via WKAR: "Imported from China" Highlights Rapid Growth of Chinese International Students


Laser for standoff detection (TEC2013-0111)

Marcos Dantus

Department: NAT SCI/Chemistry

Via MSU Today: Bomb Detecting Lasers Could Improve Security Checkpoints


Natural mineral tetrahedrite as a direct source of thermoelectric materials (TEC2013-0001 and TEC2014-0003)

Donald Morelli

Department: ENG/Chemical Engineering

Via MSU Today: Energy Savings: Easy at Dirt, Heat, Pressure


Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Using Very Low-Frequency Accelerometric Detection (TEC2008-0003)

Ira Gewolb

Department: HUM MED/Pediatrics & Human Development

Via MSU Today: Noninvasive baby reflux monitor among funded MSU innovations


Parkinson’s Research (TEC2014-0038 and/or TEC2013-0022)

Jack Lipton

Department: HUM MED/Translational Science & Molecular Medicine

Via MSU Today: MSU becoming center of excellence for Parkinson’s research


Silicone Veterinary Surgical Models (TEC2014-0028)

Beatrice Biddinger

Department: VET MED/Small Animal Clinic


Software for Fingerprint Detection, Face Sketch Detection

Anil Jain

Department: ENG/Computer Sciences & Engineering

Via MSU Today: 3D Fingerprint Phantoms Improve Fingerprint Matching Technology


MSU Spin Out Showcase: CourseWeaver

Rob Fulk, CEO

Via CBS Detroit: Learning Management Buyout: East Lansing’s CourseWeaver Acquires EduCog


Student StartUp: Folyo

Folyo is a social e-commerce platform that allows college students to sell their artwork.


Student StartUp: Air Fuel

Air Fuel is a wind-powered turbine used by cyclists to charge tracking, GPS and biometric devices.


Student StartUp: Carbon Cash

Carbon Cash offers students the ability to track and reduce their energy usage, and earn rewards while doing it.

Via MSU Today: Cashing In On Carbon Cash


Archived Info

Read more about 2012, 2013 award winners