The purpose of this award shall be to recognize faculty and staff in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have commercialized technologies generated through Penn State research.

Eligibility

All College of Agricultural Sciences faculty, staff, or technical service employees.

Guidelines

  • Letter of nomination, including a summary statement of the innovative research and commercialization contributions made by the nominee(s).
    • Evidence of research commercialization could include the development of intellectual properties, technology disclosures, patent applications, patents, Techcelerator program, start-up company, licenses, industry partners, SBIR, etc.
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae (2 page maximum).
  • Single or group nominations will be accepted (award will be split).
  • Individuals nominating should follow the link below to complete the nomination form and upload a unified pdf through InfoReady, containing all required components.
  • Deadline extended until April 1, 2022
  • The recipient may be invited to present their commercialization experience at the College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship and Innovation Board meeting.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Selection Process

An award committee will be appointed by the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education to select the recipient. The selection criteria will be based on commercialization experience conducted at Penn State.

Recent Recipients

  • 2021 - Anthony Schmitt, Veterinary and Biomedical Science
  • 2020 - Gregory Ziegler, Food Science
  • 2020 - Joshua Lambert, Food Science
  • 2019 - Yinong Yang, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
  • 2018 - Jefferey Catchmark, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • 2017 - Nina Jenkins, Entomology
  • 2017 - Giovani Bellicanta, Entomology

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802