Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Northwest Solar Summit and the Washington Sunrise 2030

Posted November 28th, 2011 · Tags: , , ,
Washington, with its unique weather patterns, hydrobased energy economy, and diverse resource portfolio is capable of achieving a carbon-neutral, renewable energy economy by 2030. · Read More

Let Form Follow Function

Consider how often we focus on the significance of organizational structure before the reason for our jobs.  Reporting lines are often of greater concern than the strategic intent of the institution. Human – yes.  Productive -? First, let’s be compassionate with ourselves. We are experiencing an unprecedented pace of change, whether it is the half-life […] · Read More

China as a Clean Tech Partner?

Posted January 7th, 2009 · Tags: , , , ,
Filed under: Agriculture, Clean Technology, Private Sector, Research, Washington The state of Washington has the ambition to be a major player in solving the energy and environmental challenges of the future.  Can we use our proximity and connections in the Pacific Rim to aid this effort?  Initiated by Washington’s private sector, the US-China Clean Energy Forum is […] · Read More

Comparing Hi-Tech Ambitions

I’ve recently had the privilege of observing three other U.S. geographic regions working to earn (or keep) their university/government/private sector economic development engines running. Organized by the WA state Senate Committee on Economic Development, Trade and Management, we’ve examined San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Atlanta.  Each proved instructive and unique.  And each has much […] · Read More

Seeking Public Good from Private Interests

Originally published in John’s Journal: Research and Development by the University of Missouri. Copyright 2006, Curators of the University of Missouri. Public research universities are faced with the ongoing challenge of finding the best combination of funding sources to match their missions. The relative proportion of funding from the state, tuition and fees, services, gifts […] · Read More

The Opportunity of Agricultural Research

Posted March 31st, 2007 · Tags: , , ,
Originally published in John’s Journal: Research and Development by the University of Missouri. Copyright 2007, Curators of the University of Missouri. One has to be amazed at the political process related to using MOHELA assets to fund Missouri higher education buildings. As a case – this certainly has to be among the best to illustrate […] · Read More

The Promise and Burden of Research

Originally published in John’s Journal: Research and Development by the University of Missouri. Copyright 2007, Curators of the University of Missouri. The process of discovery, envisioning new ideas, and creation has always excited me. It’s what attracted me to a research career in agriculture, where I’ve tried to practice the trade from the ground up. […] · Read More

A Foundation for Start-Ups

Posted July 24th, 2006 · Tags: , ,
Originally published in John’s Journal: Research and Development by the University of Missouri. Copyright 2006, Curators of the University of Missouri. Unlike many universities, the University of Missouri has never had a affiliated foundation for the purpose of furthering it’s research mission. We’ve never needed one for the usual legal reasons – the University of […] · Read More

Discovery Ridge and South Farm

Posted March 8th, 2006 · Tags: , , ,
Originally published in John’s Journal: Research and Development by the University of Missouri. Copyright 2006, Curators of the University of Missouri. Indicative of their emerging powerful role in the economy, university-based research parks are a growing reality, even having their own professional organization. Nationwide, some 195 individual research parks occupy more than 41,000 acres, with […] · Read More

Discovery Ridge: MU’s Research Park

Posted December 5th, 2005 · Tags: , ,
Originally published in John’s Journal: Research and Development by the University of Missouri. Copyright 2005, Curators of the University of Missouri. Combining one of MU’s values and a description of the subtle landscape on the edge of Gans Creek, the Board of Curators approved the name “Discovery Ridge” for the new research park taking up […] · Read More