USC Stevens Licensing Associate earns national scholarship award


USC Stevens Licensing Associate Dana Hutchison was awarded the 2016 AUTM Howard Bremer Scholarship by outgoing AUTM President Fred Reinhart. Photo courtesy of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

At the recent AUTM conference in San Diego, USC Stevens Licensing Associate Dana Hutchison was awarded the 2016 AUTM Howard Bremer Scholarship, an educational awarded given to those who are committed to the vision of technology transfer and are novices in the field.

The scholarship, which is awarded to 5 recipients nationwide each year, supports the travel and registration costs of the individual to attend the AUTM Annual Meeting, a conference that brings together technology transfer representatives from universities all over the world.

Additionally, 10 members of the USC Stevens team attended the AUTM conference in February 2016 to meet with businesses and organizations to discuss potential partnering opportunities for USC research and technologies in the life and physical sciences and technology sector. The following USC Stevens team members attended: Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director; Vasiliki Anest, Senior Director of Corporate Collaborations; Michael Arciero, Director of Licensing; Lisa Andaleon, Director of Operations; Lawrence Lau, Associate Director, Corporate Collaborations; and Licensing Associates Dana Hutchison, Rakesh Pandit, Taylor Phillips, Nikolaus Traitler and Bonnie Wolfe.

AUTM, the Association of University Technology Managers, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing research to life by supporting and enhancing the global academic technology transfer profession through education, professional development, partnering and advocacy. AUTM’s more than 3,200 members represent managers of intellectual property from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals around the world as well as numerous businesses and government organizations.

–By USC Stevens staff, March 8, 2016