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Technology commercialization, innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities at the University of Chicago  Are you curious to learn about how the innovation process works? Would you like to know how your work at Fermilab, whether on a specific technology or a research discovery, can be applied beyond science for a broader impact? Are you envisioning a start-up based on your work on Fermilab technology? Do you want to strengthen your research proposal for funding? No matter where you are in this spectrum,…

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration.   Application deadline:                   Extended through Feb. 7, 2022 For more information:                  http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply:                         …

Back by popular demand, the Leadership Academy of Women in Science, Engineering, and Computing (LAWISE) is pleased to announce the next virtual women’s leadership workshop. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. CDT. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Marcela Carena, head of Fermilab’s Theory Division, and Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. The workshop will focus on Communicating with Courage and is led by Janine Sergay. Situations, personalities and group dynamics play…

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration.   Application deadline:                   January 17, 2022 For more information:                  http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply:                             …

From UChicago News, Feb. 26, 2021: The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has named Paul Alivisatos as the university’s 14th president. An accomplished leader in higher education and a world-renowned scientist, Alivisatos is currently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a professor and the former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

From The University of Chicago Physical Sciences, Feb. 8, 2021: Fermilab scientist Richard Kron is retiring from the University of Chicago. He co-founded the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which created the most detailed 3-D maps of the universe and recorded the spectra for more than 3 million astronomical objects. His approach influenced the Dark Energy Survey, which created one of the most accurate dark matter maps of the universe and which Kron will continue to direct.

Feb. 16 – 12 p.m. – Info Session: Polsky I-Corps Program Spring 2021: The Polsky Center I-Corps program empowers UChicago scientists, researchers, and students to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship and how to test the potential of their ideas. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program is designed for teams working on projects related to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Teams are not required to have previous experience in business or entrepreneurship. Register for the info…

From the University of Chicago, Jan. 19, 2021: The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently launched the Compass – a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups and technologies. The Polsky Center will select the most promising startups and technologies out of the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and provide robust resources to help those companies get launched and be investor-ready in six months.