Fall 2012

2012 Tech Expo – Sustaining our Community

We want to thank the sponsors, presenters, panelists, vendors, competitors and attendees for making this the best SIU Tech Expo ever!

Congratulations to our award winners:

Inventor of the Year: Kathleen C. M. Campbell
Innovator of the Year: Lichang Wang
University Star-Up of the Year: Thermaquatica, Inc.
Student Start-Up of the Year: Rovertown.com

And congratulations to the Saluki Idea Competition award winners!

The fuel that’s firing the energy and growth of our communities, be it the campus, the region, or the world, is the knowledge and innovation that churns through the SIU campus every day. SIU faculty and students are constantly making advances and discoveries to improve our way of life.

The 4th annual Technology and Innovation Expo took place at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center in Carbondale, Illinois on October 19. The Tech Expo aims to celebrate the achievements and chart the landscape for future directions in research and innovation at SIU. The 2012 Expo featured:

  1. Technology presentations by SIU faculty – patented and patent-pending innovations that will spark new opportunities.
  2. An expert discussion panel on “Leveraging Knowledge and Technology for Sustainable Prosperity.”
  3. Saluki Idea Competition – SIU student-led teams can win cash for their great ideas.