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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Student-Run Symposium: Building Bridges – Connecting Academic and Industry Research
Sponsorship TMS: Education Committee
Organizer(s) Katherine Vinson, The University of Alabama
Omar Rodriguez, The University of Alabama
Ben White, The University of Alabama
Dallin Barton, The University of Alabama
Rachel White, The University of Alabama
Scope This symposium, arranged by graduate students, will focus on the link between academia and industry research. Relationships between academic institutions and advancing technologies in industry are challenging to navigate because the two have traditionally been seen as distinctly separate research entities. The symposium will address this separation and provide a foundation to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial academic and industry partnerships.

Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Directing academic research toward supporting technology readiness and industry needs
2. Cultivating collaborations between academic and industrial research labs
3. Transitioning skills learned in an academic setting to an industrial job or creating a start-up company
4. Navigating funding pathways (e.g. SBIR) in academia to support research in developing industrial technologies
5. Obtaining patents for novel technologies
6. Managing the balance between publishing in open literature vs. protecting proprietary knowledge
7. Realizing the role of national labs in research
Abstracts Due 07/17/2016
Proceedings Plan Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume

An HPC4Mfg Project Update: Developing Computational Tools for the Glass Manufacturing Using High Performance Computing Resources
Building Bridges: Connecting Academic and Industry Research
Building Bridges: Transitioning from Academia to Industry
Four Pillars of Academia: A Cultural Shift to include Entrepreneurship
Fundamental Principles for a Successful Collaboration between University and Metalworking Industries
The Faculty Entrepreneur: Finding Win-Win Commercialization Opportunities for University Research
The Role of Government in Supporting Industry-Academic Interactions

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