Dr. George Chase was named president of the University of Akron Research Foundation at its Oct. 26 board meeting. Founded in 2001, the foundation promotes and supports the development and commercialization of UA discoveries and inventions. Chase, who joined the College of Engineering in 1985, is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. In August, he was named director of STEM research. Chase earned both a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering here.
By Jessica Sublett, Akron Global Business Accelerator
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. And to make it even better, besides my obligatory female love of all things fall and pumpkin spice, it means the kick off of one of my favorite entrepreneurial support programs. Yes, it is I-Corps Sites time!! (Is my start-up nerd showing?) This is the time when our partner, The University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF), selects about 90 participants for the I-Corps Sites program per cycle and I am always happy and excited to assist them.
If you’re new to the startup scene, or if you’ve been living under the proverbial rock for the past few years, I’m going to share the five “Ws” of I-Corps so that, in the future, you, too, can take full advantage and better understand all of the fantastic programming the Akron entrepreneurial community has to offer. Read more.