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CIT Announces Awards for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF)

On May 29, 2013,  the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT) announced the awards for the FY13 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF).  Dr. Peter Hopkins (UVa) and Dr. Costel Constantin (JMU) were awarded $100,000 in funding for their research project (Thermal Transport Across GaN Interfaces:  Linking Structural Imperfections to Thermal Properties) that they started with a 4-VA mini-grant. 

Dr. Constantin attributed their success to the opportunities afforded to their team through the 4-VA mini-grant process.  He noted that the collaboration and preliminary work that made their grant competitive simply would not have happened without the support of 4-VA.

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Free Summer Faculty Development Workshops
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4-VA is pleased to offer a selection of summer faculty development opportunities for faculty in the STEM-H fields.  The workshops themselves are being provided at NO COST to the attendee; the attendee's expenses (lodging, meals, transportation, etc.) will be covered by their home institution's 4-VA grant.


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4-VA Biology Articulation Conference
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Feedback from attendees at last July's 4-VA Biology Conference indicated a high-level of interest in the topic of articulation. As a response, 4-VA held a Biology Articulation Conference on May 22, 2013. 

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Innovation in Higher Education Award

On May 1, 2013, 4-VA at James Madison University was selected for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's (SVTC) Innovation in Higher Education Award. JMU officials accepted the award at SVTC's Tech Nite, which is an annual award gala that highlights the successes of technology firms, organizations, and programs in the region.

The award, sponsored by Lumos Networks, honors the innovative use and/or development of technology within the region's higher educational system or other technology-training program.

SVTC is a non-profit membership organization serving the greater Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Its members are creators and users of technology who gather together for education, networking, and business development.  SVTC helps technology businesses in the area grow and succeed which, in return, brings high-paying technology jobs to the Valley.

4-VA Receives International Award

4-VA has been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate in what was an especially competitive year for this prestigious award.

The 2013 Computerworld Honors Program recognizes those organizations around the world which create and use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better.

4-VA's nomination was initiated and coordinated by Charlotte Fouch, Senior Director at Qorvis Communications, the firm that produced the Cisco videos about 4-VA.

Computerworld is part of International Data Group (IDG Enterprises).  Its goal is to serve the information and networking needs of senior IT leaders; most of their subscribers and participants are CIOs and VPITs from the global corporate world.

The 2013 laureates represented 29 different countries and included organizations such as Cisco Systems, Inc., FBI, Ford Motor Company, HP, McAfee, Microsoft Corp., NASA, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Xerox Corp., etc.  Among those laureates were also some universities, including Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard, Medical University of South Carolina, University of California Merced, University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Office of Biomedical Informatics.

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