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FLC 2014 Far West Regional Award Nominations Open June 9, 2014
Nominations for the FLC Far West Regional Awards opens June 9, 2014, and will close on July 18, 2014. The awards will be presented at the joint FLC Far West / Mid-Continent Regional Meeting, August 26-27, 2014 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver CO. (see www.flcmidcontinent.org/meeting).

The award categories for 2014 are:

  • Outstanding Technology Development - Given to a laboratory and staff for a promising technology development to: solve problems; satisfy markets and consumers; create patents and awards; or any area related to the above. The technology does not have to be transferred to be eligible for nomination.
  • Outstanding Partnership - Can be any entity that has been germane in a successful partnership working with federal laboratories and technology transfer in the region. Examples can be universities, state/local economic development organizations, SBDCs, and partnership intermediaries.
  • Outstanding Commercialization Success - A technology transfer success story that has resulted in the commercialization of a laboratory technology. This includes licensing agreements and other mechanisms that have helped to bring a laboratory technology to market and helped create jobs and stimulate the economy.
  • Laboratory Representative of the Year - Given to an FLC Laboratory Representative or Alternate for significant contributions to technology transfer, outreach to communities, and/or outreach and assistance to other laboratory representatives.
  • Technology Transfer Professional of the Year - Given to a Technology Transfer Professional at a FLC Laboratory for significant contributions to technology transfer. This includes licensing, cooperative research and development agreements and partnership generation.
Download Far West 2014 Award Application Form [Word] [PDF]

For additional information contact Rick Shindell at our FLC Far West Support Office (360) 582-9106 or rick@zyn.com

Dates Set for FLC Far West / Mid-Continent 2014 Regional Meeting The FLC Far West and Mid-Continent Regions are pleased to announce our 2014 joint regional meeting to be held August 26 - 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver CO.

Our regional meeting and training will commence Tuesday morning August 26 and conclude at noon Wednesday August 27. We will also have our annual awards event Tuesday evening August 26. We are also trying to see if a tour of the NREL laboratory in Golden CO can be arranged.

More information is available from the meeting web site at www.flcmidcontinent.org/meeting

Results of the FLC 2014 Far West Region Elections

Mr. Brian Suh, of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific, was elected to serve a second term as FLC Far West Regional Coordinator (RC).

Ms. Jennifer Stewart of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division was elected to serve as the Far West Deputy Coordinator. This is Ms. Stewart's first elected position in the FLC and the region.

FLC Far West Regional Coordinator
Brian Suh
Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific
Brian Suh
FLC Far West Deputy Coordinator
Ms. Jennifer Stewart
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division
Jennifer Stewart

Results of the FLC 2014 National Elections

In addition to our regional elections (listed above), the FLC had elections for National Officers.

Elected for National Office are:
  • Recording Secretary - Marianne Lynch
  • Financial Officer - Theresa A. Baus
  • Member-at-Large
      Dr. Rita Manak, Naval Research Laboratory
      Aaron Sauers, Argonne National Laboratory
      Kristen Schario, Air Force research Laboratory
Pictures of the newly elected officers are available at:

2013 Far West Regional Awards

Due to the federal government shutdown our Joint Far West / Mid-Continent Regional Meeting October 21-23, 2013 had to be downsized to a 1/2 day roundtable forum discussion on how to improve the technology transfer efforts on the part of the labs and the FLC.

We announced our FLC Far West Regional Award Winners at the WBT Innovation Marketplace. Awards included:

Outstanding Commercialization Success:

  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Outstanding Partnership:
  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Navy SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Outstanding Technology Development:
  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)
Technology Transfer Professional of the Year:
  • Kristin Kimball - USDA-ARS


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