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Brenda Wyland Named CEO of North Dakota State University's NDSU Research & Technology Park 

The Board of Directors of the NDSU Research and Technology Park (and new AURP Member) has selected Brenda Wyland as its new Chief Executive Officer. Wyland previously served in numerous roles at the park including Interim Executive Director. Read more.

Cummings Research Park's Erin Koshut (and AURP President) Appointed to Tennessee Valley Corridor Board

Erin Koshut, AURP President and Executive Director, Cummings Research Park, has been appointed to the Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) Board of Directors. The TVC is an award-winning regional economic development organization focused on supporting federal science and technology missions in the Valley. Read more.

University of Kentucky Researchers Receive Record Amount in FY23 Grants and Contracts 

Investigators with the University of Kentucky received a record $479.3 million in extramural grants and contracts to support their research in fiscal year (FY) 2023 - a 5.8% increase from the $452.9 million in FY 2022 research awards. Read more. 

NIH Issues $46M Grant to UT Health San Antonio and Other San Antonio-area Medical Institutions

A $46 million grant from NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences will support translational science programs over the next five to seven years at eight San Antonio-area institutions, led by UT Health San Antonio. Read more.

Founder and CEO of Agriwater, a tenant company with the University of Illinois Research Park, Wins fourth Annual Cleantech Inclusion Award

Dr. Bianca Bailey, founder and CEO of Agriwater (a startup tenant company with the University of Illinois Research Park), was named the fourth annual recipient of the Cleantech Inclusion award. This award supports female and minority entrepreneurs whose work benefits the environment. Read more.

International Space Station National Laboratory (AURP Member) and NASA Team Up on Cancer Research

The International Space Station National Laboratory (AURP Member) is collaborating with NASA on a solicitation to advance research on cancer and other diseases. The project notice offers resource allocation and up to $5 million in funding for two to four awards for multiflight translational and transformative research and technology development projects. Read more.


San Diego State University (SDSU) Researchers Net a Record $192 million in Funding in 2022-23

SDSU researchers have garnered a record $192.2 million in funding in 2022-23. Key initiatives set to occupy space at the SDSU Mission Valley Innovation District – such as Techstars San Diego Powered by SDSU – have received an influx of this research-based funding. Read more.

Whiting-Turner and Wexford Science + Technology Meet with K-8 Students on UC Davis's Aggie Square Project

Whiting-Turner (WT) and Wexford Science + Technology, developers of UC Davis Aggie Square, recently delivered an educational program to students at The Language Academy of Sacramento, a K-8 Spanish-English bilingual charter school next door to the Aggie Square site. Read more.

WV Regional Tech Park Receives ‘Best of West Virginia’ Award for Regional Economic Development Event

The Public Relations Society of America WV Chapter has recognized the WV Regional Technology Park with the 'Best of West Virginia' bronze award for its 2022 Red Carpet Tour of West Virginia event hosting 20 global business executives and site selectors during the economic development event. Read more.

Peter Mohler named Ohio State’s executive VP for Research, Innovation and Knowledge

The Ohio State University has appointed Peter Mohler, PhD, to Executive VP of Research, Innovation and Knowledge. Under Dr. Mohler’s leadership, annual research and development expenditures at Ohio State increased by double digits in fiscal year (FY) 2022 and set a new university record. Read more.


Ayers Saint Gross Releases its 2023 Comparing Campuses Poster

Ayers Saint Gross has released its 2023 Comparing Campuses poster, which features resilience through adaptive reuse, showcasing four unique stories of universities repurposing buildings throughout their history. Read more.

Wexford Science & Technology Launches VC Fund

Wexford Science & Technology, the leading developer of university-centric Knowledge Communities, has launched a VC fund focused on early and late-stage seed opportunities, including two companies in Baltimore. Read more.