Ball State Business Magazine Spring 2011

Spring 2011

In this edition of Ball State Business, we are highlighting Military 2 Market (M2M), through which our students are commercializing products patented by Navy researchers and engineers. In addition to the economic rewards, this partnership between our Entrepreneurship Center and the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, has the potential to change and save lives.

Our students are working with technology transfer officers and laboratory scientists on a Beam of Life Device (BOLD) that will cut through steel faster, quieter, and with less manpower than the Jaws of Life during an automobile accident rescue. Students are also working to find market opportunities for a “black box” that will track and obtain information in school and public buses to monitor passenger safety and simulated skin so medical professionals can perfect their surgical skills.

Learn how M2M is creating immersive learning experiences that are providing innovative adaptations of military technology. Dean Rajib Sanyal discusses how innovation such as this can be used as a competitive edge for Ball State. Michael Goldsby, director of the Entrepreneurship Center, explores how technical instruction and technological experts are putting Miller College students ahead. Michael Hicks, director for the Center of Business and Economic Research, looks at the economic side of the partnership.

Also, check out the latest news at Miller College. Become a guest speaker or Miller Mentor. Learn what your classmates are up to. Join in with our alumni and discover ways you can get involved. Explore some of the achievements of our students, including one who recently placed first in an international competition.