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APLU's Commission on Economic and Community Engagement Names Kimberly Gramm to Executive Committee

APLU's Commission on Economic and Community Engagement has named Kimberly Gramm, Associate Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship with Texas Tech University and the Innovation Hub at Research Park, to its Class of 2024 Executive Committee. Read more.

UAH at Cummings Research Park Plays Crucial in James Webb Space Telescope Project

When NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) achieved orbit and unfurled the 18 gold-coated beryllium segments of its 6.5-meter primary mirror, over two decades of UAH partnership in the project blossomed. Read more.

OMRF Names Andrew S. Weyrich, PhD, as new President

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) has named Andrew S. Weyrich, PhD, as its new President. Weyrich, 58, comes to OMRF from the University of Utah, where he is Vice President for Research. Read more.

Nebraska Innovation Campus Resident Virtual Incision Announces New Funding

Virtual Incision Corp., a medical device company pioneering first-of-its-kind miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery (and NIC resident company), has raised $46 million in a Series C funding round. Read more.


Sterling Bay To Begin Construction at Lincoln Yards' Life Sciences Building

The Real Deal reports construction is set to begin this month by Sterling Bay on its first Lincoln Yards building that will house medical research facilities and creative office space. Read more.


Special Aerospace Services Locates in Cummings Research Park

Special Aerospace Services (SAS) is the newest company to locate in Cummings Research Park (CRP) following a groundbreaking held earlier this month at its new location on the CRP campus. Read more.

Cummings Research Park (CRP) Celebrates Teledyne Brown Engineering's Expansion on CRP Campus

. Earlier this month, TBE held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the latest addition to its Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence at CRP. Read more.

Winston-Salem, NC's Innovation Quarter Announces New Master Plan

Innovation Quarter's (NC) new master plan centers on the second major phase of development in the innovation district. Wexford Science + Technology will play a major role in the final design and development of Phase II. Read more.


The Diversity Movement's Donald Thompson Publishes Paper on Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Companies

Donald Thompson, Co-Founder and CEO of The Diversity Movement (and a presenter at AURP's IC20 last fall) has published a new White Paper on integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into your business from the ground up. Read more.

NC State to Host New AI Institute for Engaged Learning with $20 Million NSF Grant

The NSF has announced that NC State University (home to Leah Burton, AURP President and Director, NC State Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances) will lead a new research initiative aimed at creating artificial intelligence (AI) tools to advance human learning and education for a wide variety of audiences. Read more.

Furman University Selects Anthony Herrera as the University’s First Chief Innovation Officer

Furman University recently named Anthony Herrera as the university’s first chief innovation officer. In his new role, Herrera aims to create opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in entrepreneurial and innovative activities and drive the university’s innovation agenda. Read more.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Launches Program with Langston University establishing Langston Biomedical Research Scholars

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is launching a  program with Langston University establishing an inaugural class of Langston Biomedical Research Scholars. Six undergraduates from Oklahoma’s only historically Black college/university will work with OMRF scientists on key research. Read more.

Perkins&Will and Wexford Science + Technology Involved in Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter Development

#AURP Members Perkins&Will and Wexford Science + Technology are both integrally involved in the master plan for phase II of Winston-Salem, NC's Innovation Quarter development. Read more.

University Of Utah Announces Landmark $110 Million Gift From Eccles Foundations For School Of Medicine
The University of Utah, host for AURP's 2021 International Conference at the University of Utah Research Park (Oct. 18-21), has announced a $110 million gift to the university's School of Medicine from Eccles Foundations. Read more.